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 or by telephone on 01925 853 500. You can also download the Class Charts to your smartphone or tablet. 

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 7:30am 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 08.40 with AM registration.

08:30 – 08:40 Gates Open

08:40 – 08:50 Form time

08:50  – 09:50  Period 1

09:50  –   10:45  Period 2

10:45   –  11:05 Break time

11:05   –  12:00 Period 3

12:00  –  12:55 Period 4

12:55  –  13:55 Lunch time & Enrichment

13:55 – 14:15 Form time

14:15 –  15:10 Period 5

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