Timings Event Additional Information
8:25am - 8:55am PDR tutor session As students arrive on site they are to go straight to their Form room.
8:55am - 9:55am Period 1  
9:55am - 11:10am Period 2 & 15 minute break Rotation of 15 minute break to take place for each Year group during this period to support distancing of different Year group bubbles. 
11:10am - 12:10pm Period 3  
12:10pm - 1:40pm Period 4 & 30 minute lunch There will be three staggered 30 minute lunch slots during this time to support distancing of different Year group bubbles. 
1:40pm - 2:40pm  Period 5  We will operate a staggered departure to the end of the school day to allow for an orderly and socially distanced exit from school for each Year group to ensure that students can begin their journey home safely.

Lunches and Healthy School Status

Lunchtime is divided into two sittings each day.

We have Healthy School status and our catering provides high quality and nutritious options. We actively encourage our students to make healthy choices, not only for the long term health benefits but also to help them with their concentration levels in lessons during the school day.


Registration takes place in form rooms at 8.25am. After this time a learner will be marked late in the class register and on School Reports. Arrival after 9.30am legally is recorded as an unauthorised absence unless there are legitimate reasons provided by parent/carers.

Medical & Dental appointments

We ask parents/carers to make these outside school hours unless it is an emergency or urgent situation. Where they are unavoidable, we ask you to email attendance@greatsankey.org in advance. At the agreed collection time, the parent/carer should arrive at the school site. If arriving in a car, please drive onto the school site and park in one of the allocated Student Collection bays. If arriving on foot, there is a Student Collection Point; please be aware that this is not sheltered. Please ring us on 01925 724118 (Option 8) to let us know that you are here. The learner needs to sign out with the attendance officer at the agreed collection time and sign in at reception on return.

Holidays during term-time

We are unable to authorise holidays taken during term time.


The following items of equipment are considered to be essential:

  • A school bag for exercise books, text books and A4 size folders
  • Pencil case: pen, pencil, rubber, sharpener, ruler, compass, protractor and a set of coloured pencils
  • A calculator (correct type is available from the LRC)

Personal Belongings

Each learner has access to a locker for their personal effects. Expensive personal belongings should NEVER be brought to school. The school cannot accept responsibility for any items brought into school including mobile phones and personal music players. Mobile phones will be switched off and put away during the school day.