Length of day
As in many other schools, the Wapping High academic year starts in September and is divided into 6 half terms called modules. Students arrive at school every day by 8.25 am and normally leave at 3.40 pm. Students leave slightly earlier at 2.40 pm on Fridays although many Key Stage 4 students stay behind to access additional GCSE booster classes.
On Wednesdays, Wapping High normal lessons end at 1 pm and, after full school assembly until 1.20 pm, all Key Stage 4 students, i.e. Years 9 to 11 can leave the site to continue independent learning/ homework or revision offsite. Students from Year 7 and 8 remain at school to continue with their Year 7 and Year 8 Project work or have supported homework support. Students from Years 7 and 8 can leave school if parental permission is provided.
Please note all students on Wednesdays, regardless of Year group, are more than welcome to stay and carry on with their learning independently with all school staff on hand ready to provide them with support as and when required.
The daily and weekly structure
Wednesday afternoons also provide an excellent opportunity for sports fixtures, visits and trips and easier connection opportunities for students to our university and business partners.
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