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The School Day

The standard Castle Rock school day runs from 8.50am to 3.40pm.

The school is open to all students not attending Breakfast Club, from 8.40am.

Parents/carers should call main reception on 01530 834368 to notify us if their child is going to be absent or late. Telephone lines are open from 8.00am to 4.30pm Mon-Thurs, and 8.00am to 4.00pm on Fridays.

Students can bring mobile phones and MP3 players into school but their use is not allowed during the school day, without express permission. Students should hand their mobile phones into reception before registration, where they will be safely stored until 3.40pm.

In the mornings we run Breakfast Club in the Dining Hall from 8.15am to 8.30am, where students can purchase breakfast and meet their friends. After school, Twilight Club runs from 3.40pm to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 3.40pm-4pm Fridays - students can socialise, use the ICT facilities for homework and purchase drinks and snacks.

Students are encouraged to be responsible for their own time-keeping and there are numerous clocks around the school to aid them with this.

There is also a wide range of lunchtime and after-school clubs that students are encouraged to actively participate in.

All before and after-school activities, break times and clubs are supervised by members of staff.

On Monday evenings from 3.40 to 4.30, year 7 students are encouraged to attend Personal Challenge Projects, and all Year 8 students are encourage to attend Music Maestros; in order to learn how to read music and play a musical instrument of their choice. We are planning to extend this in the forthcoming academic year to offer Year 9 students the chance to take up further music practice related to becoming a member of the school orchestra, or to use the time for personal study in preparation for their GCSE’s.

8.15 - 8.30am Breakfast Club (for students wanting to come into school earlier)
8.40 - 8.50am School open for all students
8.50 - 9.10am Registration (Mentor Time)
9.10 - 10.15am Period 1
10.15 - 11.20am Period 2
11.20 - 11.40am Break
11.40 - 12.45pm Period 3
12.45 - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 - 2.35pm Period 4
2.35pm - 3.40pm Period 5

3.40 - 4.30pm (Mon to Thurs)
3.40 - 4.00pm (Fri)

Twilight Club (for students wanting to stay at school later)