School Day

The school day is broken down into five one-hour lessons, with a morning and afternoon registration period.

Morning Registration 8.40am – 8.55am
Period 1 8.55am – 9.55am
Period 2 9.55am – 10.55am
Break 10.55am – 11.15am
Period 3 11.15am – 12.15pm
Period 4 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Lunch 1.15pm – 1.55pm
Period 5 (including pm registration) 2.00pm – 3.00pm
End of School Day 3.00pm

The school policy is that all students in Years 7-10 remain on the premises at lunchtime. We have excellent facilities for all students wanting to take a school meal and provision is also made for those who wish to bring a packed lunch. Students in Year 11 can leave the site at lunchtime or can choose to stay for lunch. Those students who do leave the site for lunch are expected to behave sensibly and not drop litter.

Please click here to see our temporary September 2020 menu choices.

School Meals: A new cashless system

As part of our work to make school catering Covid-Secure, from the start of the new term in September, our school will operate a cashless system for payment of school meals. This system will ensure all our students are able to pay for school meals safely without the risks associated with handling cash. Cash will no longer be taken to pay for school meals, but our new cashless system will offer you and your child a range of ways to pay onsite or online.

Online for September

To ensure our catering services are ready for the reopening of schools in September we’ll need to enrol all students onto this new cashless system. To give you the ability to pay online, if required. We’ll be creating accounts with ParentPay. This online payment system is quick and easy to set up. It’ll keep you informed about your child’s purchases, the balance on their account, and when to top-up.

Free school meals students

Our new cashless system is designed to work the same for all students regardless of free school meal entitlement. Students who are entitled to free school meals will not be highlighted at the till. All student accounts are accessed at the tills using exactly the same manner regardless of their entitlement.

What data will we hold?

If you choose to pay through ParentPay, they will hold details of your email address and your child’s name, year group and class. The system will also record if a student is eligible for free school meals. All your data will be handled according to the General Data Protection Regulations and North Tyneside Councils rigorous standards for data handling.

Next Steps

You will receive a ParentPay activation letter in the next couple of weeks. Please follow the instructions and activate your account before the 1st September. Both the school and the council appreciate your cooperation on this matter to ensure the continuation of staff and student safety.

For further information please go to:

ParentPay Information

Parentpay Update

As you will be aware, our catering provider introduced the ParentPay cashless system for school meal payments from September.  As not everyone’s accounts were set up for the start of term parents were initially unable to see their child’s balance on the account.

All accounts have now been synched therefore meals taken, and payments made can now be viewed on your account.  When the accounts were synched on 16th September, meals taken prior to that date have been grouped together as one charge on your account.

For example, your account may show a charge of £9.00 on 16th September, this relates to 4 meals @ £2.25 taken since the start of term.  This will show on a ParentPay report as Adjustment made to match Till balance.

Please check your child’s account regularly to ensure they are only having meals when you want them to.

It is important that you set up your ParentPay account by the end of September in order for your child to purchase school meals.  Please email if you require your activation details.