Times of the School Day and Term Dates


Times of the School Day

As of September 2015, the school day at Priory School will change slightly.  We have done this in order to move from five to six lessons a day to allow pupils a wider range of curriculum choices and increased time in the core curriculum areas of English, Maths and Science.

As a result, the shape and timings of the day will be altered to follow the timetable below:

Period 1   8:25 – 9.20

Period 2 9.20 – 10.15

Break 10.15 – 10.40

Period 3 10.40-11.35

Period 4 11.35-12.30

Break 1 and Break 2/Tutor 12.30-13.25 (25 min lunch/25 min tutor)

Period 5 13.25-14.20

Period 6 14.20-15.10

The pupils will know when their lunch or tutor times will be.  The normal wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities will run at morning breaktime when there will also be an opportunity for cold food and drinks to be bought.  Tutor rooms will also be open so that pupils can socialise with their friends. The school day will start immediately with Period 1 at 8.25 and pupils will be registered in this lesson.  Punctuality is essential, or your child may miss valuable teaching time. The school day will finish slightly later at 15.10.

We hope you will appreciate the reasons behind this change which will allow a more diverse and focused curriculum to support your child to achieve their best.

A Priory School parents’ calendar can be found here.

Terms and Holiday Dates for 2015-2016

Autumn Term 2015 – Tuesday 1 September – Friday 18 December 2015
Half Term – Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October 2015

Spring Term 2016 – Monday 4 January 2016- Thursday 24 March 2016
Half Term – Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2016

Summer Term 2016 – Monday 11 April –  Wednesday 20 July 2016
May Day – Monday 2 May 2016
Half Term – Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June 2016

INSET days

Tuesday 1st September 2015

Friday 9th October 2015

Monday 4th January 2016

Monday 11th April 2016

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Terms and Holiday Dates for 2016-17 pdf version