Transition 2022

First Day

What happens on the first day

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

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 - 9.00am                        Registration / Tutor time 
9.00am - 10.00am Lesson 1
10.00am - 11.00am Lesson 2
11.00am - 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.  In September, we always start on Week A.


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