North Star Academy

Term dates / timetable

TERM DATES 2019 to 2020

  • Term 1 Monday 2nd September to Friday 25th October 2019 (2nd, 3rd + 4th September are inset days)
  • Term 2 Monday 4th November to Friday 20th December 2019
  • Term 3 Monday 6th January to Friday 14th February 2020 (6th January is an inset day)
  • Term 4 Monday 24th February to Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Term 5 Monday 20th April to Friday 22nd May 2020
  • Term 6 Monday 1st June to Monday 20th July 2020 (20th July is an inset day)

Woodstock School

At Woodstock School, children are grouped in year groups where numbers allow. Occasionally, a class will cover two consecutive year groups.  

There are currently six classes, each with up to eight pupils.  Each class has a staff team of two, with additional support for younger children or where an individual pupil has funding for 1:1 support. 

Timings of the School Day - WS

Monday to Thursday

  • 8.30 Taxis arrive, doors open.  Children have breakfast in the hall.
  • 8.45 Lessons begin
  • 10.25-10.45 Morning Break
  • 12.10-1.00 Lunchtime and Play
  • 3.15 Taxi's arrive, children depart

Friday

  • 8.30 Taxis arrive, doors open.  Children have breakfast in the hall.
  • 8.45 Lessons begin.
  • 10.20-10.40 Morning Break
  • 11.15-11.45 Golden Time
  • 12.00-12.25 Lunch
  • 12.30 Children depart

We have 2 Assemblies through the week:

  • Wednesday 10.15 Class Assemblies on the Theme of the Week
  • Friday 10.45 Celebration Assembly, where we give out certificates and awards and hear about all the wonderful work in the week 

Bristol Gateway School

At Bristol Gateway School, we work tirelessly to ensure that the children get the best education within our specialised setting.

While we work as a "Whole School" in many areas, on the day-to-day basics we are based in two "Key Stages" with a dedicated Head of Key Stage overseeing the needs of their students. 

We feel it is important that the transition from primary to secondary school is managed with the anxieties and concerns of students carefully considered.  Key Stage 3 therefore builds on the primary model of teaching and learning by cultivating a nurture focused learning environment designed to enhance student’s opportunities to interact with others in a positive way, something which they may have been unable to develop through their previous experiences.

In Key Stage 4 the students adopt a different way of learning as they enter their GCSE options classes and are taught in mixed groups. This then not only increases their knowledge of the subjects in which they wish to acquire a qualification but helps to build their social and personal development as they interact with different students and teachers. We have an excellent work experience programme which enables the Key stage 4 students not only to experience life outside of Bristol Gateway School but also to make informed choices over their chosen career and further education plans. We are linked with colleges throughout Bristol ensuring a smooth transition to post-16 learning.

Timings of the School Day - BGS

Monday to Thursday

  • 08:30 - 08:50  Breakfast Club
  • 08:50 - 09:10  Tutor Time
  • 09:10 - 10:00  Lesson One
  • 10:00 - 10:50  Lesson Two
  • 10:50 - 11:10   Break Time
  • 11:10 - 12:00   Lesson Three
  • 12:00 - 12:30  Key Stage 3 Lesson Four
  • 12:00 - 12:50  Key Stage 4 Lesson Four
  • 12:30 - 13:20  Key Stage 3 Lunch Break
  • 12:50 - 13:20  Key Stage 4 Lunch Break
  • 13:20 - 14:05  Lesson 5
  • 14:05 - 14:50  Lesson 6
  • 14:50 - 15:00  Tutor Time

Friday

  • 08:30 - 08:50  Breakfast Club
  • 08:50 - 09:00  Tutor Time
  • 09:00 - 09.40  Lesson One
  • 09.40 - 10:20  Lesson Two
  • 10:20 - 10:40   Break Time
  • 10:40 - 11:20   Lesson Three
  • 11.20 - 12:00   Lesson Four
  • 11.55 - 12.10    Key Stage 3 Lunch Break
  • 12:00 - 12:15    Key Stage 4 Tutor
  • 12:15 - 12:30    Key Stage 3 Tutor Time
  • 12:15 - 12:30    Key Stage 4  Lunch Break
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