In the next academic year, students in year 9 will be embarking on new qualifications in English Language, English Literature and Maths and Year 12 students will embark on more demanding A Level courses. Theses changes will mean less coursework, more content and more rigorous examinations.
Many schools have responded to these changes by increasing teaching time and/or the length of their school day. Although our rural location and school transport constraints mean that we have limited scope to make radical changes, we are proposing, from 1st June 2015, to revert back to a 25 period teaching week. In practice this will mean that we will no longer finish school at 2.20pm on alternate Tuesdays and each school day will end at 3.20pm. This proposal will give us the opportunity we need to make changes to the time allocation for subjects. There will be no changes to school transport (timings or cost) as a result of these proposals.
If you wish to comment on the proposed change to the timing of the school day then you can do so by writing to me,
) or by attending a meeting on Thursday 30 April between 6pm and 7pm in the Sixth Form Café in QEHS Lower School. A decision on the outcome of this consultation will be made and communicated in early May.
More information on proposed changes to the timings of the school day, block weeks and changes to uniform policy are included in the consultation letter below.
Mr Byers, Head of School