Start of September 2021
Arrangements for the start of the autumn term, starting Wednesday 1st September 2021, are as follows:
Monday 30th Summer Holiday
Tuesday 31st Summer Holiday
Wednesday 1st INSET for staff (no pupils in school).
Thursday 2nd School for just Year 7 and Year 12 pupils
Friday 3rd All pupils in school for the whole day
(Note: There will be INSET for staff on Friday 10th September in the afternoon. Pupils will finish at 12:20pm.)
Please note, the first week back will be a Week 2.
Following DFE guidance that the school must do everything possible to minimise contacts and mixing while delivering a broad and balanced curriculum Balcarras has made the decision to create year group bubbles. Pupils are currently only taught in year group classes and as such reducing contact between year groups during lessons is straight forward.There have been a number of changes to the school timetable to minimise contact between different year groups;
Arrival at school:
Years 10, 11 and 12 will have registration at usual time and arrive at 8.50.
Years 7 and 13 will start morning registration at 8.40.
Year 8 and 9 will arrive at school at 9.00 and register in lesson 1.
Year 7 will finish lesson 5 at 3.30.
Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 will finish lesson 5 at 3.35.
Years 11 and 13 will finish lesson 5 at 3.40.
Break time and Lunchtime:
In order to reduce contact at break time and lunchtime these will be staggered. This will allow each year group to have a time allocation at a food service point and allocated play and social spaces.
Years 8, 10, and 12 will have the normal break and lunchtime.
Years 7, 9, 11 and 13 will have earlier times for break and lunch.