Intro

Many Ark schools run a longer school day in order to provide adequate time for core subjects and enrichment opportunities. At Ark Boulton Academy we run a slightly longer school day so that our students have more time for learning and for taking part in the large number of enrichment activities that take place.

Want to see our school day in action? Get in touch to arrange a visit. 

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Please note: the school is currently operating different entrances, bubbles and zones for each year group, and social distancing as part of our Covid-19 safety measures.

For more information about covid-19 measures, including the staggered timing of the school day on the first day students return (7th or 8th September) please read this letter.

Year Group Entrance and Exit Gate Zone
7 Student Main Entrance which is clearly labelled. E Block
8 Main Visitor Carpark entrance which is clearly labelled. A Block
9 Delivery Entrance (student entrance next to the Welfare Office). D Block (2nd Floor)
10 Upper School entrance between B and C Block. B Block
11 Caretaker’s House entrance. This is same entrance used for Phase 2. C Block

 

We have created ‘bubbles’ to further support social distancing. Each ‘bubble’ consists of a year group.

Lower School students will remain in these bubbles for all lessons, break and lunchtimes. Students will work in year group areas to reduce their interaction with other students, they will have a designated ‘Home Room’ where all of their lessons will take place. Whilst in Home Rooms, students will stay in the same seat. They will have ready access to cleaning materials to help them to maintain our already very high standards.

Upper School students will remain in these bubbles for their break and lunchtimes. Students will work in year group areas to reduce their interaction with other students, they will have a designated ‘Home Room’ where most of their lessons will take place. Year 10 and Year 11 will move to other areas in the school to study subjects such as Art and Music, which require specialist equipment and workspaces at GCSE. Students will be escorted around the building to ensure that they are able to limit interaction with other year groups in order to keep them safe and minimise cross contamination between ‘bubbles’. Whilst in Home Rooms, students will stay in the same seat. They will have ready access to cleaning materials to help them to maintain our already very high standards.

Year Group Zones have been organised so that students remain in an area of the school that is not used by other year’s groups. Student ‘Home Rooms’ will be in these areas. In addition the outdoor space has been zoned so that students from different year groups do not mix with students from outside of their ‘bubble’.

School Day Timetable

Our school day is as below. Our timetable has been staggered this year to minimise the movement of students and help isolate year group ‘bubbles’.

Students must arrive between 08.05 – 08.25 am (the gate closes at 08.25 am). Please use this time to allow for social distancing as you enter the school premises. 

 

Monday - Thursday:

Lower School (KS3)   Upper School (KS4)  
08.25 - 08.30 Registration 08.25 - 08.30 Registration
08.30 - 09.00 PDP 08.30 - 09.00 Future Skills
09.00 - 10.00 Lesson 1 09.00 - 10.00 Lesson 1
10.00 - 10.20 BREAK 10.00 - 11.00 Lesson 2
10.20 - 11.20 Lesson 2 11.00 - 11.20 BREAK
11.20 - 12.20 Lesson 3 11.20 - 12.20 Lesson 3
12.20 - 13.00 LUNCH 12.20 - 13.20 Lesson 4
13.00 - 14.00 Lesson 4 13.20 - 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 - 15.00 Lesson 5 14.00 - 15.00 Lesson 5
15.00 - 15.30 PDP 15.00 - 15.30 Future Skills
15.30 - 15.35 FINISH 15.30 - 15.35 FINISH
15.35 - 16.35 Detention 15.35 - 16.35 Detention

 

Friday (All Years):

08.25 - 08.30 Registration
08.30 - 09.00 PDP
09.00 - 10.00 Lesson 1
10.00 - 11.00 Lesson 2
11.00 - 11.20 BRUNCH
11.20 - 12.20 Lesson 3
12.20 - 13.20 Lesson 4
13.20 - 13.25 FINISH
13.20 - 15.20 Detention