The School Day

The timing of the Plantsbrook School day changes slightly in 2022-23.

Doors open


Make way to Registration



8.35 – 9.00 am

Lesson 1

9.00 – 10.00 am

Break (Years 7 & 8)

10.00 – 10.20am

Lesson 2 (Years 9,10 & 11)

10:00 – 11.00am

Lesson 2A (Years 7 & 8)

10.20 – 11.20am

Break (Years 9,10 & 11)

11.00 – 11.20am

Lesson 3

11.20am – 12.20pm

Lunch (Years 7 & 8)

12.20 – 1.05pm

Lesson 4 (Years 9,10 & 11)

12.20 – 1.20pm

Lesson 4A (Years 7 & 8)

1.05 – 2.05pm

Lunch (Years 9,10 & 11)

1.20 – 2.05pm

Lesson 5

2.05 – 3.05pm


3.05 – 4.05pm


Attending registration is a legal requirement and it is a parents’ responsibility to ensure students arrive promptly to school to get to their tutor room by 8.35am at the latest.  Students who arrive late to registration will be issued with a detention unless there is a valid reason for lateness, confirmed in writing or by telephone by the parent/ carer.  During registration important notices and information are often given out to the tutor group as well as delivery of PSHCE content.

Each year group also has a weekly assembly during registration time in the main hall. Assemblies are a time for us to reflect on issues which concern the school, celebrate our achievements and consider how we might improve.


Lessons are the most important time of the school day. It is vital for students’ future that they receive the best education possible and attend all lessons. Students are expected to arrive promptly to each lesson, fully equipped and ready to engage with learning.  Any student deliberately arriving late or missing lessons will be placed in detention and/ or the reflection room.

Movement Around School

We expect students to behave sensibly when moving along corridors and around school. At Plantsbrook School, students should walk calmly, sensibly and follow the one-way system.  They should ensure they do not disrupt the learning of other students.

Break and Lunchtime

At break time, snacks are available to purchase in the canteen, which is also open at lunchtime to serve food and drinks.

At both break and lunch time, students are encouraged to enjoy our outdoor spaces.  Students in Years 7 – 11 are not allowed off-site at either break or lunchtime without prior written permission.

In the event of poor weather, students are encouraged to use the outdoor canopies or sit in the canteen area.