Length of day
The academic year starts in September and be divided into three terms. In order to attain the high standards and achievements expected at Wapping High School, the students have an extended school day (Monday to Thursday) allowing 32 hours of learning per week and 1152 hours of learning per school year.
By extending the school day, students who remain at Wapping High for the full 5 years will receive the equivalent of an additional year’s worth of education, whilst also having better learning skills and deeper engagement with their learning ensuring better outcomes.
The daily structure is designed to facilitate each child's Personalised Learning Pathway.
Flexibility in timetabling enables learning to take place in a wider variety of structures and settings. The timetable will incorporate trips and other specific activities.
Occasionally, an enrichment activity will last for longer than one hour. Participation in these longer activities will be voluntary.
The school is open for breakfast from 8 am with students welcome to arrive earlier if they want or need to.
We are looking at making our facilities available to students until 6 pm for additional study and extra activities. Wapping High School is seeking to work with local community partners to offer holiday courses and evening provision for the continuing learning of students, staff, parents and other adults in the local community.
The school day officially begins at 8.30 am but students must be in school ready to register at 8.25am at the very latest.
Each year has two assemblies per week:
Whole School Assembly: Mondays (8.30am-8.45am)
House Assembly: Fridays (8.30am-8.45am)
There is a whole school assembly at the start and end of every term.