The School day

A Student’s Day at West Exe School

Students must arrive in school by 8.35am. They come in through the main student entrance and go to their tutor room.

Students are registered electronically and spend 20 minutes from 8.40am with their tutor receiving messages, being prepared for the school day. The tutorial session includes: student welfare and equipment checks, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, current affairs, booster literacy and numeracy tasks and an assembly once a week.

At 9.00am students move to their first lesson. Lessons last 60 minutes and there are five lessons in each school day. The timetable is spread over two weeks to allow a full range of subjects to be taught.

Break time is at 11.00am and lasts until 11.25am, and students may buy a snack from the canteen or use the indoor or outdoor social area.

A bell sounds at 11.20am when students should make their way to their third lesson.

Lunchtime begins at 1.25pm and lasts until 1.55pm. In Year 7 to Year 10, students stay on site during the lunch break. Year 11 students may only go off-site if they have satisfied the prerequisite criteria for a lunch pass. Students have time to eat their lunch, relax or take part in a range of activities before the bell sounds at 1.55pm.

When school ends at 3.05pm, the extra-curricular programme begins and many students choose to stay in school to attend clubs and activities.


08.35am First Bell
08.40am  Second Bell
08.40 – 9.00am Registration/assembly
9.00 – 10.00am Lesson 1
10.00 – 11.00am Lesson 2
11.00 – 11.25am Break
11.25 – 12.25pm Lesson 3
12.25 – 1.25pm Lesson 4
1.25 – 1.55pm Lunch
1.55pm Warning Bell
2.00 – 3.05pm Lesson 5 (including PM roll call/Registration)
3.05 – 4.05pm Lesson 6/clubs and activities