Term Dates and the Academy Day

Term Dates

We will follow the Sandwell term dates as outlined below. 

Autumn Term 2023 

  • INSET DAY: Monday 4 September 2023 
  • Term starts for students: Tuesday 5 September 2023
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November 2023 
  • INSET DAY: Friday 17 November 2023 
  • Term ends: Friday 22 December 2023 (half day)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 25 December 2023 to Friday 5 January 2024
 

Spring Term 2024 

  • Term starts: Monday 8 January 2024
  • INSET DAY: Friday 26 January 2024 (TBC) 
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday 16 February 2024 
  • Term ends: Friday 22 March 2024 (full day)
  • Easter Holiday: Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April 2024 
 

Summer Term 2024 

  • Term starts: Monday 8 April 2024 
  • INSET DAY: Wednesday 10 April 2024 (TBC) 
  • BANK HOLIDAY: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 27 May 2024 to Friday 31 May 2024 
  • Term ends: Friday 19 July 2024 (half day)

 

We will follow the Sandwell term dates as outlined below.

The first day of term will be a staff training day.

This means that students are not required on site until Tuesday 3rd September 2024.

We will also confirm the dates of additional Staff Inset Days that are not included here.

 

AUTUMN TERM 2025

  • INSET DAY: Monday 2 September 2024
  • Term starts for students: Tuesday 3 September 2024
  • INSET DAY: Friday 18 October 2024
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 28 October 2024 to Friday 1 November 2024
  • INSET DAY: Friday 15 November 2024
  • Term ends: Friday 20 December 2024 (half day)
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23 December 2024 to Friday 3 January 2025
 

Spring term 2025

  • Term starts: Monday 6 January 2025
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 17 February 2025 to Friday 21 February 2025
  • INSET DAY: Monday 31 March 2025 (TBC)
  • Term ends: Friday 11 April 2025 (full day)
  • Easter Holiday: Monday 14 April 2025 to Friday 25 April 2025
 

Summer term 2025

  • Term starts: Monday 28 April 2025 
  • BANK HOLIDAY:  Monday 5 May 2025
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 26 May 2025 to Friday 30 May 2025
  • Term ends: Monday 21 July 2025 (half day)
  • Summer holiday starts: Tuesday 22 July 2025

Parents and Carers

Timings of the Day

  • Gates open at 8:25am each day.
  • Students must be on site no later than 8:40am and must assemble on the playground.
  • At 8:40 students should make their way to their form room for registration.
  • Students who arrive at registration after 8:45am are classed as late.
  • Breakfast club is available from 8:25am (from week 2 in September)
  • Afterschool clubs are not generally available in the first few weeks of Autumn term while our extra-curricular provision is still being finalised, but once finalised, can be viewed here.
  • Directed Study Support will begin for Year 11 within the first few weeks of term. We will also offer specific intervention and revision sessions to targeted KS4 students during school holidays. 
Year 7, 8 and 9Time Year 10 and 11Time
Form08:45 – 09:25 Form08:45 – 09:25
Period 109:25 – 10:25 Period 109:25 – 10:25
Period 210:25 – 11:25 Period 210:25 – 11:25
Break11:25 – 11:40 Break11:25 – 11:40
Period 311:40 – 12:40 Period 311:40 – 12:40
Lunch12:40 – 13:15 Period 412:40 – 13:40
Period 413:15 – 14:15 Lunch13:40 – 14:15
Period 514:15 – 15:15 Period 514:15 – 15:15
Form15:15 – 15:25 Form15:15 – 15:25

Total number of compulsory hours in a typical week for all year groups is 33 hours 20 minutes.

From September 2024 Y11 will take the earlier lunch time slot in readiness for GCSE exams that begin at 1:30pm.

Y7, 9, 11 will go to lunch at 12:40pm.

Y8 and 10 will go to lunch at 13:40pm.