North Star Academy

Reshaping the future

Term dates / timetable

TERM DATES 2020 to 2021

Term 1: Tuesday 1 September 2020 to Friday 23 October 2020.
   Tuesday 1st Sept - Fri 4th Sept - 4 x INSETS
Term 2: Monday 2 November 2020 to Friday 18 December 2020.
   Monday 2nd Nov - INSET
Term 3: Monday 4 January 2021 to Friday 12 February 2021.
   Monday 4th Jan - INSET
Term 4: Monday 22 February 2021 to Thursday 1 April 2021.
   Monday 15th March - INSET
Term 5: Monday 19 April 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021.
Term 6: Monday 7 June 2021 to Wednesday 21 July 2021.
   Monday 7th June - INSET

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 eight 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
  • 3.00 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 - 09:00  Tutor Time
  • 09:00 - 09:50  Lesson One
  • 09:50 - 10:40   Lesson Two
  • 10:40 - 11:00    Break Time
  • 11:00 - 11:50     Lesson Three
  • 11:50 - 12:25     Key Stage 3 Lesson Four
  • 11.50 - 12:40    Key Stage 4 Lesson Four
  • 12:25 - 12:55     Key Stage 3 Lunch Break
  • 12:40 - 13:10    Key Stage 4 Lunch Break
  • 12:55 - 13:10    Core Reading (KS3)
  • 13:10 - 13:55    Lesson 5
  • 13:55 - 14:40    Lesson 6
  • 14:40 - 15:00   Tutor Time
  •       15:00          Home

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
  •        12:30         Home