School day

Longer School Day

At King Solomon Academy our pupils benefit from a longer school day, running from 7.55am to 4.00pm, which allows additional time for English and mathematics, as well as daily music and PE. We believe that this extra learning time is crucial in enabling our pupils to achieve their goals.  As a small school, we are able to change the timings and content of the school day as pupils’ needs change over time. The timings vary between years and on different days. On a Monday we finish at 4pm for teacher training. A typical timetable is shown below. 

Timetable
7.40-7.55 am  Children welcomed at main entrance
7.55 am Pupils must be in school by this time, registration
8.20am Lesson 1
9.15am Lesson 2
10.10am Break with snack
10.30am Lesson 3
11.30am Lesson 4 
12.30pm Lunch
1.00pm Activity
1.30pm DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) 
2.00pm Lesson 5
2.55pm Lesson 6
3.50pm Registration
4.00pm First dismissal
4.00 – 6.00pm Extension Activities / Homework Catch-up / Detention (not on Monday) 

Lunch and Nutrition 

We are committed to healthy eating and we believe that what pupils eat has a direct impact on their learning. Lunch is served in a “family service”, where pupils sit and share food at a shared table as a family does. To support this approach and maintain healthy lifestyles, pupils may not bring food or drink, except water, into school, as the academy will provide all the nourishment the pupils need. Pupils are also provided with a healthy midmorning snack and a water bottle, which are free of charge. A school lunch costs £2 a day.

Partnership with Parents 

Strong links between home and school are vital, as by working together our pupils’ education will be more successful. We believe in the power of our community and the importance of the relationships we forge with our parents. We welcome parents to regular Coffee Mornings and to join our Parent Council.