St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

School Day

7.00 am School Gates Open

Adjustment to the school day

Our new school day will take effect from Monday, May 9th to ensure that it is in place for the start of the exams.

8.45 am Official start to the school day / Registration or Assembly

School Day (Pupils to be on site by 8.40am)
Form  08:45 09:15
Period 1  09:15 10:15
Period 2 10:15 11:15
BREAK (all) 11:15 11:30
Period 3  11:30 12:30
LUNCH (all) 12:30 13:15
Period 4 13:15 14:15
Period 5 14:15 15:15

School Day (to Friday, May 6th)

Cohort 1 Year 8 & 10 Cohort 2 Year 7, 9 & 11
Period 1  09:15 - 10:15am Period 1 09:15 - 10:15am
BREAK 10:15 - 10:30am Period 2 10:15 - 11:15am
Period 2 10:30 - 11:30am BREAK 11:15 - 11:30pm
Period 3 11:30 - 12:30pm Period 3 11:30 - 12:30pm
LUNCH 12:30 - 1.00pm Period 4 12:30 - 1:30pm
Period 4 1:00 - 2:00pm LUNCH 1:30 - 2:00pm
Period 5 2:00 - 3:00pm Period 5 2:00 - 3:00pm

 3.00 pm Official end of the school day

Note: When extra-curricular activities are undertaken by pupils outside of the official start / end of the day given above, the school maintains its duty of care


School Closure Procedure – Severe Weather

In the event of a severe weather warning being issued the decision to close school will only be taken in exceptional circumstances.

We will ensure that parents are informed via social media and text message, as far as possible, of the decision to close school before 8.00am, but this deadline may not apply in every circumstance.

Information will be published on our school website and local radio stations also informed of school closures and regularly updated where necessary. 

If your child arrives at school after the decision to close has been made, we will ensure they have means to return home safely.  

In the event that school does remain open and we find that conditions deteriorate through the school day presenting a risk of harm or injury we may have to decide to close school early. Parents will be contacted via text message or telephone, using the number provided on the emergency contacts list, and asked to collect their child from the school.