Life at James Hornsby

Life at James Hornsby school

Learning at The James Hornsby School is our core business. As a school we have invested a lot of time and resources into improving the learning experience of every child that attends our school. Students have the opportunity to study a broad and balanced curriculum, developing knot only subject knowledge but the skills to prepare for the next phase of their education.
We have structured the school day to maximise the learning experience of every pupil in the school by increasing the length of the lesson and reducing the number of periods per day to four. Throughout the school day there are opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities that enrich the education of all pupils. The programme for extracurricular activities can be found here.

The pattern of the school day

Lesson 1: 8.40am – 9.55am


Registration: 9.55am – 10.15am


Lesson 2: 10.15am – 11.30am


Break 1: 11.30am – 12.00pm


Lesson 3: 12.00pm – 1.15pm


Break 2: 1.15pm – 1.45pm


Lesson 4: 1.45pm – 3.00pm


3.00pm – 4:00pm Year 11 Compulsory Study Session (Mondays only)

Students are required to arrive at school by 8.30 a.m. ready to begin lessons at 8.40 a.m. Formal lessons finish at 3.00 p.m.
All students must stay on the school premises during morning break and lunchtimes, unless they have written permission to leave the site in their planners.