The Academy Day

At Robert Smyth Academy we have six 50 minute periods per day and a 20 minute tutor time first thing in the morning. Our registers are taken electronically using SIMS Lesson Monitor.

Students should be on the Academy site for 8.40am for when the bell goes in readiness for tutor time which starts promptly at 8.45am.

For Monday to Friday, the structure of the day is:

Tutor time 08.45
Period 1 09.05
Tutor period 9.55
Break 10.45
Period 3 11.05
Period 4 11.55
Lunch 12.45
Period 5 13.35
Period 6 14.25
End 15.15

Period 7 lessons are scheduled in some subjects at A Level from Tuesday to Thursday from 15.25 to 16.15.


College Leaders present the theme of the assemblies and then the College Champions talks about issues such as daily bulletin items, college competitions and extra-curricular opportunities.

Students are expected to arrive promptly and behave appropriately.  Absent students are followed up by their tutor.  It is very important for all students to attend.

Tutors remain with their tutor groups during this time and will hand out any important information at the beginning or end of the assembly.

Each week a theme is identified which is introduced in assembly and maybe reinforced or discussed in tutor times on other days.

Monday Bragg

Tuesday Year 12

Wednesday Moseley & Year 13


Friday Hammond

Other assemblies often supplement this programme, for example if we have an outside speaker, or if a particular issue or event is relevant to a particular group of students.