TERM DATES 2022-2024 & THE SCHOOL DAY

The Academy Trust Board has UNANIMOUSLY AGREED the following term dates up to and including the academic year 2023/2024

TERM DATES 2022-2023

AUTUMN TERM 2022

Thursday, 1 September 2022   Teacher Development Day 1
Friday, 2 September 2022    YEAR 7 & SIXTH FORM only (Induction)
Monday, 5 September 2022  ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS
Thursday, 15 September 2022  Academy closes early at 1:50 p.m. for 'Secondary Transfer Open Evening 2022'
Friday, 16 September 2022 Teacher Development Day 2
Friday, 21 October 2022 Academy closes at normal times for half-term

Half term: Saturday, 22 October 2022 – Sunday, 30 October 2022 (9* days)

followed by 5 Teacher Development Days (No students in school)

Monday, 31 October - Friday , 4 Nov 2022   Teacher Development Days 3 to 7
Monday, 7 November 2022  Academy re-opens after half-term for all pupils
Friday, 16 December 2022 Academy closes at staggered times for Christmas break

Christmas Holidays: Saturday, 17 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023 (17 days)

 

NOTE 1

THE ACADEMY PREMISES & SITE WILL BE FULLY CLOSED TO THE COMMUNITY (CONTRACTOR ACCESS ONLY) FROM 'SATURDAY 24 DEC 2022 TO MONDAY 2 JAN 2023' INCLUSIVE.

THERE ARE NO WEEKEND SHIFTS AT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2022-23.

AYR STAFF WHO NORMALLY WORK ON WED-FRI MUST TAKE ANNUAL LEAVE on 28, 29, 30 DECEMBER 2022

THE ACADEMY WILL RE-OPEN TO ALL STAFF & THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY 3 JAN 2023. STUDENTS RETURN ON 5 JAN 2023.

NOTE 2

OPENING TIMES FOR THE VACCINATION CENTRE (ACCESSIBLE FROM THE MAIN CAR PARK EVEN WHEN THE ACADEMY IS CLOSED) WILL BE POSTED HERE NEARER THE TIME

 

SPRING TERM 2023 

Tuesday, 3 January 2023  Teacher Development Day 8
Wednesday, 4 January 2023  Teacher Development Day 9
Thursday, 5 January 2023 ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS
Friday, 10 February 2023  Academy closes at normal times for half term

Half term: Saturday, 11 February 2023 – Sunday, 19 February 2023 (9 days)

Monday, 20 February 2023  Academy re-opens after half-term for all pupils
Friday, 31 March 2023 Academy closes at normal times for Spring break

Spring break: Saturday, 1 April 2023 – Sunday, 16 April 2023 (16 days)

 

SUMMER TERM 2023

Monday, 17 April 2023     Teacher Development Day 10
Tuesday, 18 April 2023      ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS
Monday, 1 May 2023         May Day 2023 (Bank Holiday)
Friday, 26 May 2023      Academy closes at normal times for half term

Half term: Saturday 27 May 2023 – Sunday, 4 June 2023 (9 days)

Monday, 5 June 2023     Academy re-opens after half-term for all pupils
Friday, 21 July 2023             Academy closes early for pupils

 

 

SUMMER BREAK 2023

 

TERM DATES 2023-2024

AUTUMN TERM 2023

Monday, 4 September 2023    Teacher Development Day 1
Tuesday, 5 September 2023 Teacher Development Day 2
Wednesday, 6 September 2023  YEAR 7 & SIXTH FORM only (Induction)
Wednesday, 7 September 2023 ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS
Thursday, 14 September 2023  Academy closes early at 1:50 p.m. for Open Evening 2023
Friday, 15 September 2023   Teacher Development Day 3
Friday, 20 October 2023  Academy closes at normal times for half-term

Half term: Saturday, 21 October 2023 – Sunday, 29 October 2023 (9 days)

followed by 5 Teacher Development Days (No students in school)

Monday, 30 Oct – Friday 3 Nov 2023  Teacher Development Days 4 - 8
Monday, 6 November 2023   Academy re-opens after half-term for all pupils
Thursday, 21 December 2023  Academy closes at staggered times for Christmas break

   Christmas Holidays: Friday, 22 December 2023 – Sunday 7 January 2024 (17 days)

 

THE ACADEMY PREMISES & SITE WILL BE FULLY CLOSED TO THE COMMUNITY (CONTRACTOR ACCESS ONLY) FROM 'SATURDAY 23 DEC 2023 TO MONDAY 1 JAN 2024' INCLUSIVE.

THERE ARE NO WEEKEND SHIFTS AT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2023-24.

AYR STAFF WHO NORMALLY WORK ON WED-FRI MUST TAKE ANNUAL LEAVE on 27, 28, 29 DECEMBER 2023

THE ACADEMY WILL RE-OPEN TO  THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY 2 JAN 2024. STUDENTS RETURN ON 8 JAN 2024.

 

SPRING TERM 2024

Monday, 8 January 2024    ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS 
Friday, 9 February 2024 Academy closes at normal times for half term

Half term: Saturday, 10 February 2024 – Sunday, 18 February 2024 (9 days)

Monday, 19 February 2024   Academy re-opens after half-term for all pupils
Thursday, 28 March 2024         Academy closes at normal times for Spring break

Spring break: Friday, 29 March 2024 – Sunday, 14 April 2024 (16 days)

 

SUMMER TERM 2024

Monday, 15 April 2024     ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS
Monday, 6 May 2024   May Day 2024 (Bank Holiday)
Friday, 24 May 2024      Academy closes at normal times for half term

Half term: Saturday 25 May 2024 – Sunday, 2 June 2024 (9 days)

Monday, 3 June 2024     Academy re-opens after half-term for all pupils
Friday, 19 July 2024    Academy closes early for pupils
Monday, 22 July 2024   Teacher Development Day 9
Tuesday, 23 July 2024        Teacher Development Day 10

   

 

SUMMER BREAK 2024

 

AUTUMN TERM 2024 (TENTATIVE)

Monday, 2 September 2024 Teacher Development Day 1
Tuesday, 3 September 2024 Teacher Development Day 2
Wednesday, 4 September 2024 YEAR 7 & SIXTH FORM only (Induction & enrolment)
Thursday, 5 September 2024  ACADEMY OPEN FOR ALL YEARS (& enrolment)
Thursday, 12 September 2024  Academy closes early at 1:50 p.m. for Open Evening 2024
Friday, 13 September 2024 Teacher Development Day 3

                    

Term Dates '2024-2025' to '2028-2029' will be consulted on in summer 2023.

 

THE TIMINGS OF THE SCHOOL DAY

Time Activity
8.00am Reception Gate open for students
8.30am

Formal Start to the School Day: Period 0 and Extra-Curricular

ALL gates open for students. Entry by the assigned entry route for each year group (See below)

9.20am All students must be on-site. Staggered movement to form rooms between 9.20am and 9.25am
9.30am Registration / Tutor Groups / Assemblies as per rota
9.50am Period 1
10.40am Period 2
11.35am  BREAK 1 (NOTE: ZONING WILL BE INTRODUCED DURING 2022-23)
12.05pm Period 3
12.55pm Period 4
1.45pm  BREAK 2 (NOTE: ZONING WILL BE INTRODUCED DURING 2022-23)
2.20pm Period 5
3.10pm Staggered Dismissal
3.30pm  – 4.30pm

Period 6 Lessons and Extra-curricular activities

NOTES

Extra-Curricular Activities may continue until 4.45pm

Community Activities Commence at 5 pm (Setting up may begin from 4.45pm)

A later school finish is envisaged as being introduced during the academy year 2022-23 in response to the requirements of the Education White Paper 2022. Details to follow

 

ASSEMBLY ROTA

     
  CONCERT HALL UPPER GYM CRANFORD SUITE
TUESDAY YEAR 9   YEAR 12
WEDNESDAY YEAR 10 YEAR 7  
FRIDAY YEAR 11 YEAR 8 YEAR 13

 

BREAKFAST

In additional to a full breakfast offer in the Dining Hall, a reduced breakfast offer is available from ‘The Cube’, the blue coloured outdoor servery located at the North end of the site near Study Centre 1.   

Breakfast service ends at 9.20am and no student will be served after 9.15am

Before school, between 9.20 a.m. and 9.25 a.m., students will be required to move to their tutor base.

Registration will take place at 9.30 a.m. promptly. 

 

LUNCH ROTA

There are three main canteens (Dining Hall, Concert Hall and the ‘Cranford Suite’.

These will open at Break 1 and Break 2 only.

The academy will also be taking the management of the catering provision under its umbrella for 2022-23 at least and is seeking to invest in making significant improvements in the infrastructure and the range, quality and healthiness of the food offer and does not envisage contracting out to a private business in the current economic climate.

The academy will replace all kitchen equipment with new in October 2022.

In 2022-23, we envisage radical changes to the organisation in lunch venues with greater responsibility being given to students for their care. 

Lunches will be served as follows and these are the only opportunities to buy food from the canteen (other than breakfast before school):

 

BREAK 1

BREAK 2

DINING HALL

Year 7

(Year 9)

Year 8

(Year 9)

CONCERT HALL

Year 10

(Year 9)

Year 11

(Year 9)

CRANFORD SUITE

Years 12/13

Years 12/13

 

 

NOTE

Year 9 may eat in either the Concert Hall or Dining Hall at either break 
Sixth Formers may eat in the Cranford Suite either break

 

We encourage students to spend as much time as they can out in the fresh air, being active sensibly. 

 

Travelling to and from  / Entering & Exiting the academy

Students, and those staff who can, are expected to walk or cycle to the academy rather than take public transport.

Year 7: The walk to school, whilst having many health and other benefits, may be a longer walk than many are accustomed to so it may be advisable to make a practice before your start date and get an accurate idea of how long it will actually take.

Early arrival to school is more important than ever as the academy will seal its inner site to all by closing the entry gates and routes. promptly each day to maintain the academy’s safeguarding bubble.

This means staff and students leaving early enough every day to still arrive on time even if there were to be unexpected events or transport problems. Everyone needs to allow extra time for journeys when there is advance notice of disruptions (e.g.  inclement weather, transport strikes, etc.)

The academy gates will open at 8 a.m. each day and all students must be on site before 9.20 a.m. at the latest. We encorage students to arrive earlier for social and other benefits. 

Year groups have a fixed entry and exit route as set out below and the academy deploys staff to duties before school, at breaks and after school to ensure safe practices, train students in situ and implement academy safety policies.

The site and premises are also monitored at these times via CCTV, which has been upgraded and expanded in summer 2022.  

Year 8 and 9

Enter via the main pedestrian entrance gate at the north end of the academy site between 8 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. Students must stay on the pathway. 

The academy car park is for staff cars only.

The academy will ask the council and police to introduce enforcement measures should parents behave irresponsibly and persist in driving their children to school.

Year 7

Enter via the middle Memorial Garden gate by the bus stop on the high street at the front of the academy site between 8 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. Students must stay on the pathway.

The academy car park is for staff cars only.

The academy will ask the council and police to introduce enforcement measures should parents behave irresponsibly and persist in driving their children to school.

Year 10 and 11

Enter via the south pedestrian gate by the deliveries entrance on the high street at the south end of the academy site between 8 a.m. and 9.20 a.m. Students must stay on the pathway. 

The academy car park is for staff cars only. 

The academy will ask the council and police to introduce enforcement measures should parents behave irresponsibly and persist in driving their children to school.

Year 12 and 13

Enter via the pedestrian gate from the footbridge above the parkway at the south end of the academy site between 8 a.m. and 9.20 a.m.

The academy will ask the council and police to introduce enforcement measures should parents behave irresponsibly and persist in driving their children to school.

 

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In severe, inclement weather, Cranford SuperDome and other large indoor spaces may be opened to allow more sheltered but spacious and airy accommodation.

There is some weather protection along the concourse and more will be installed around the site along with increased external and outdoor furniture throughout 2022-23

 

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