Bury St Edmunds County High School

The School Day

08:55Lesson 1 Start
10:20Lesson 2 Start
12:00Lesson 3 Start
14:05Tutorial Start
14:25Lesson 4 Start
15:45End Of Day

Total time in a typical week is 34 hours and 9 minutes

Break and Lunchtime

Students are expected to be outside at breaktime and lunchtime unless they are visiting the coffee shop where they are allowed to stay and eat. Students are allowed inside if they are attending an extra-curricular activity supervised by a member of staff, if they are attending the library or they are visiting the toilet facilities in the main corridor.

Students are not allowed to take food into the building unless it is a wet break or lunchtime and they may take it to the designated area for their year group.

Wet Break/ Lunchtime

The decision to call a ‘wet break’ will be communicated to all staff by e-mail. There is a ‘wet break shadow duty rota for staff. Students are not permitted to go onto the field but if the weather is improving may get fresh air on the quod if staffing permits.

If it is raining the following are designated spaces:  

  • Year 7: Gym
  • Year 8: Drama Hall
  • Year 9:   Gym  
  • Year 10: Hall  
  • Year 11: Coffee Shop