Change to School Day

Posted at 10:41 am on 10th June, 2019



Monday 10th June 2019


Dear Parent/Carer, 

Last week Governors have agreed to support a change in the timing of the school day from September 2019.


Summer Term 2019 (Current)

Academic Year 2019/2020


8:45am – 9:15am

8:45am – 9:05am

Period 1

9:15am – 10:15am

9:05am – 10:05am

Period 2

10:15am – 11:15am

10:05am – 11:05am


11:15am – 11:30am

11:05am – 11:20am

Period 3






Period 4



(Wednesday, Week 2: School day ends for pupils at 1:50pm)

Period 5




You will see from the table above that in reality the school day will finish 10 minutes earlier than it currently does. We have also carried out a review of the school curriculum, and will continue with a two week timetable. No subjects have been removed from the curriculum, some additional qualification routes will be added in for certain pupils at Key Stage 4, Personal Development (Personal, Health, Social, Careers Education) will become a specific subject in the curriculum and the number of Religious Education (RE) lessons will increase to meet the Bishops requirements that RE has 10% minimum of curriculum time in Catholic Schools.


Key Stage 3 will incorporate Years, 7, 8 and 9. Key Stage 4 will incorporate Years 10 and 11. This is in response to OFSTED guidance that supports a broad and balanced curriculum for as long as possible and to ensure that all our pupils have an opportunity to develop their literacy skills across the curriculum for as long as possible, as well as developing in maturity before they begin the Key Stage 4 option process, which will happen in Year 9.  As is the case in other schools in the Merseyside area pupils will from September 2019 finish at 1:50pm on alternative weeks (Wednesday, Timetable Week 2) to enable focused collaborative curriculum planning time for staff in an effort to drive up the quality of learning and teaching and outcomes for pupils.


Mersey Travel have been informed of the intended changes to the day, as is the case now, any pupil who wishes to wait in the school building until their bus arrives is welcome to do so.  


If you have any comments or questions regarding this matter please put them in writing to Mrs K Tomlinson (Chair of Governors) at the school address or to


Yours sincerely 


H. Pinnington (Mrs)