THE SCHOOL DAY
Punctuality is very important. Registration starts promptly at 8.45am and therefore students should be at school by 8.40am so they can be on time for registration.
A Day in the Life of a Student at Eastbury School
School begins promptly at 8.45am each morning, with registration and a tutor lesson, which includes Learning Conversations and the Social Emotional Aspects of Learning programme (SEAL). This is a very important part of the school day and all students should arrive to school before 8.40am to be ready for the start of the form tutor lesson at 8.45am.
The school is open for students from 7.30am onwards. From 8am students are able to purchase a breakfast from the school’s dining room. Many students arrive early to meet their friends and to buy breakfast. During this time the area is staffed by one of the school’s Learning Mentors, who is also available to talk with the students about any issues or concerns they may have, or just to chat.
Each year group holds a themed assembly each week. This often involves students, outside speakers and school staff in the different presentations. During the assemblies, students receive awards and prizes for their achievements. The Headteacher attends these assemblies to speak to the year group and to give out special Headteacher awards.
The school day is as follows:
Lesson 1 9.00am
Lesson 2 10.00am
Lesson 3 11.30am
Lesson 4 12.30pm
Lesson 5 2.05pm
End of Lessons 3.05pm
Each lesson is an hour long and there are two breaks when students can purchase food/refreshments using their Street Base Connect Card (cashless catering card), have time to socialise with friends and participate in the many activities that take place during break times.
Students leave the premises at 3.05pm, unless they are involved in extra-curricular activities, study support clubs or have a detention.
The Importance of Attendance
Research has shown that good attendance to school usually results in the student achieving their potential. At Eastbury we aim for every student to achieve their potential therefore we expect students to attend regularly unless there is a legitimate reason for their absence, which the parent/carer has informed us about in advance.
The school operates a text-to-mobile system, notifying parents if their child has not received their registration mark.