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The James Hornsby School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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School Day

School Day

Structure of the school day

From Friday 4th September 2020 there will be staggered start and finish times:

Year 7 - Start 8:25 am     Finish 2.40 pm
Year 8 - Start 8:35 am    Finish 2.45 pm
Year 9 - Start 8:35 am    Finish 2.55 pm
Year 10 - Start 8:35 am  Finish 2.50 pm
Year 11 - Start 8:25 am    Finish 4.00 pm


Form Time *

8:30am  9:00am

Period 1 *

9:00am – 10:00am

Period 2

10:00am – 11:00am

Break 1

11:00am – 11:30am

Period 3

11:30am – 12:30pm

Period 4

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Break 2

1:30pm – 2:00pm 

Period 5

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Year 11 Only

Period 6 3:00pm – 4:00pm

 * Initial arrangements due to COVID-19


Students arriving after their allotted start time will be late and will be placed in isolation

Attendance at James Hornsby School – Pupils’ value their education and rarely miss a day at school. Good attendance at James Hornsby School requires students to attend every possible session. Poor attendance will affect a student’s progress and outcomes as well as opportunities beyond the curriculum such as trips and visits. Persistent absence will be monitored and if necessary, referrals and fines will be made through MECES. Students are expected to be punctual to school and lessons at all times, there is a 5 minute warning bell prior to each lesson.