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Bertha Park High School

Shape of the school day

We're structuring our school day a little differently from many other schools. We will have longer classes, but fewer of them in the week.

Readiness 1 Interval 2 Lunch 3 Interval 4
9:00 9:10 9:10 10:30 10:30 10:40 10:40 12:00 12:00 12:50 12:50 14:10 14:10 14:20 14:20 15:40

Each period will last 80 minutes, and our pupils will have a break between every lesson.


Longer periods will offer these advantages:

  • Better relationships between pupils & staff
  • Opportunities for deeper learning
  • Less time wasted moving between classes
  • Less stressful environment
  • Pupils have a break between every class, allowing brain space
  • More time for outdoor learning & visits out of school
  • More continuous time allows for innovative teaching & learning
  • Pupils have less to juggle each day, promoting better mental health