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First day

What happens on the first day

All Year 7 students return on Thursday 3rd September. This will be a transition day with only Year 7 students in school.

All students should arrive at school between 8:30 am and 8:40 am. There will be staff on hand at the main school entrance to direct year 7s into the main hall.

Senior staff, tutors and year 7 progress leader (Mrs Amor) will be there to greet students.

Students will:

  • Go on a tour of the school with their form tutor.
  • Receive their timetable and homework planner.
  • Read through their planner.
  • Get to know their tutor and other members of the tutor group.
  • Take part in a sport session (trainers will be needed). 

The School Day

Normal day timetable (1-hour lessons)  
8.45am - 9.10am                        Registration / Tutor time 
9.10am - 10.10am Lesson 1
10.10am - 11.10am Lesson 2
11.10am - 11.30am Break
11.30am - 12.30pm Lesson 3
12.30pm - 1.30pm Lesson 4
1.30pm - 2.10pm Lunch
2.10pm - 3.10pm Lesson 5

At John O’Gaunt School, we run a two week timetable - week A and week B.

This can be confusing for new students but there will always be someone around to help. 

In September, we always start on week A.


The school day starts promptly at 8.45am.  Each student must be at the door of their tutor room by 8.40am ready for the register to be taken by their form tutor.