The School Day
Communications with school
The Form Tutor is the first point of contact for parents and carers. At Birchwood, we believe there should be a strong relationship between the Form Tutor, the student and their parents and carers built on good communication and mutual respect. There is a Head of House to oversee the progress and pastoral care of every student in their house group.
Keeping in touch with school is easy. You can contact the main office by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01925 853 500. You can also download the Xpressions app to your smartphone or tablet. Please visit the Xpressions app section for more details.
Once you are set up with the app you can see information such as:
- Free messages sent by the school delivered to the app
- Attendance and absence information
- Attitude to learning (“ATL”) scores for each lesson
- Daily/Weekly timetable information
We also have a weekly update for parents, carers, and the community with news and announcements from school. It is essential reading for all parents and carers. If you are not receiving the weekly update please contact school.
The School Day
Getting to school on foot, bike, bus or on the train is very straightforward. Breakfast club is open from 8am for a bite to eat, activities like table tennis or just to catch up with friends before the school day starts.
The school day starts at 8.50am with AM registration. The first bell sounds at 8.45am to let students know it is time to go to form rooms.
08:50 – 09:15 Form time
09:15 – 10:15 Period 1
10:15 – 11:10 Period 2
11:10 – 11:25 Break time
11:25 – 12:25 Period 3
12:25 – 13:20 Period 4
13:20 – 14:00 Lunch time
14:00 – 15:00 Period 5