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At Great Torrington School pupils are expected to be on-site from 8.40am to 3.15 pm, Monday to Friday, with registration starting at 8.45am.


This means, in a typical week, pupils attend school for 32 hours and 30 minutes.


This does not include any extra-curricular activities that a pupil may choose to participate in.


School is available for pupils to access from 8.25am and closes by 5pm, due to after school clubs.


Monday – Friday



08:40 am

Warning Bell

08:45 am – 09:00 am

Registration in Tutor group / Assembly

09:00 am – 09:50 am

Period 1

09:50 am – 10:40 am

Period 2

10:40 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 11:50 am

Period 3

11:50 am – 12:40 pm

Period 4

12:40 pm – 12:55 pmRead Aloud

12:55 pm – 01:35 pm


01:35 pm – 02:25 pm

Period 5

02:25 pm – 03:15 pm

Period 6

03:15 pm

End of School



  • Three bells will be rung in close succession to indicate wet break or wet lunchtime. Pupils should not be on the school site before 8:25 am, unless they are going to study in the Library, which is available from 8:00 am.
  • Pupils are not allowed off the school site at break time. 
  • Pupils are only allowed off site at lunch time with a consent letter from their parents / carers, or with a lunch time pass.

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