Released On 16th Nov 2020

New Timetable Information Letter

16 November 2020

Dear Parent

As you are aware, we had one confirmed case of Covid-19 in school last week. The affected year group, as well as the children who travel on the same bus, were quickly sent home to self-isolate for 14 days. Please be assured that the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is always our priority at Stanchester Academy but particularly at this challenging and ever-changing time.

As a school, we continue to work closely with Public Health England. We are following the Department of Education guidance about both children and adults wearing face coverings as they move around the school site and in communal areas. Students are reminded to put on their face coverings before they leave a classroom; to wash their hands; to use sanitiser and to socially distance from each other to keep themselves and the rest of the school community safe. Please reinforce this message at home.

As of Monday 16 November 2020, we have moved to the revised timetable, which means that staff will remain in their teaching room, and the students will be supervised as they move to each lesson.

Lesson Timing
Registration & Drop and Read 8:20 – 9:00
Period 1 9:00 – 10:00
Period 2 10:00 – 11:00
Break & Lunch 1 11:00 – 11:20 (Years 7 & 8 Use of Refectory)
Period 3 11:20 – 12:20
Period 4 12:20 – 13:20
Break & Lunch 2 13:20 – 13:50 (Years 9, 10 & 11 Use of Refectory)
Period 5 13:50 – 14:50
End of School day 14:50


The children will be in their Year group bubbles during both lessons and break-times. They will be following the extensive one-way systems, which have been put in place to allow movement around the school to avoid contact. There will be minimal crossing over of bubbles during these movement times. The DfE define close contact as contact of one metre or closer for one minute or longer.

The cleaning regime we have in place will continue with students sanitising their table and equipment before they start a lesson. We have extra cleaners in school during the day, which means classrooms, door handles, and communal areas are all being regularly disinfected.

Each year group bubble has dedicated spaces for break and lunchtime, both for wet and dry weather. You are encouraged to give your child a packed lunch and snacks for the day, as there will only be limited opportunity for them to purchase food during the day. If they have to visit the Refectory, a member of staff will escort them. 

Again, to keep each year group bubble separate, Year 7 will use the West Block Toilets; Years 8 and 9 the portable toilets on the playground and Years 10 and 11 the main block toilets.

On the days where PE takes place, students can travel to/from school in their kit, on all other days they need to be wearing correct school uniform.

If you have any questions or comments relating to any of the points above please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mr P Elliott

CEO Bridgwater & Taunton College Trust