The UTCN Day

Monday (0845-1505)

  • 0845 to 0900: Students Arrive
  • 0900 to 0950: Lesson 1
  • 0950 to 1040: Lesson 2
  • 1040 to 1055: Break
  • 1055 to 1145: Lesson 3
  • 1145 to 1235: Lesson 4
  • 1235 to 1305: Lunch
  • 1305 to 1325: E3
  • 1325 to 1415: Lesson 5
  • 1415 to 1505: Lesson 6
  • 1505: Early Finish

Tues/ Weds/ Thurs (0845-1535)

  • 0845 to 0900: Students Arrive
  • 0900 to 0950: Lesson 1
  • 0950 to 1040: Lesson 2
  • 1040 to 1055: Break
  • 1055 to 1145: Lesson 3
  • 1145 to 1235: Lesson 4
  • 1235 to 1305: Lunch
  • 1305 to 1355: Lesson 5
  • 1355 to 1445: Lesson 6
  • 1445 to 1535: Lesson 7

Friday (0845-1505)

  • 0845 to 0900: Students Arrive
  • 0900 to 0950: Lesson 1
  • 0950 to 1040: Lesson 2
  • 1040 to 1055: Break
  • 1055 to 1145: Lesson 3
  • 1145 to 1235: Lesson 4
  • 1235 to 1305: Lunch
  • 1305 to 1325: E3
  • 1325 to 1415: Lesson 5
  • 1415 to 1505: Lesson 6
  • 1505: Early Finish

FAQs

What time will the school open and close?

The school is open to students to work from 0800 to 1700, with a 1630 close on Fridays.

My child will struggle to cope with an extended school day

The government has mandated that all schools must run a 32.5 hour week by 2023. We will be coming into line with this direction one year earlier. If you feel that your child is not coping, please talk to the pastoral ream in the first instance, who will be able to offer support.

 

A student account of their school day

“I get up at 7am and catch the bus from Dereham. I like walking across the city to pick up the UTCN contract bus, stopping off at Costa or Starbucks if I’m feeling like it!

 

On the contract bus I meet my friends – I met them all at UTCN and it was so easy to make friends as we all had similar interests. When I’m at school, each day is quite varied. Some days I’ll be working on my welding skills and using the lathes and the mills, other days I’ll be working on my Maths and Science. I always enjoy lunch times as I either buy some food from the canteen to eat with my friends or I make use of the library.

 

My day at UTCN will usually finish at 2.45pm or 3.40pm, depending on which lessons I have that day and whether I stay behind to do some work in the Learning Resource Centre. I then catch the contract bus with my friends back into the city centre and then take the bus back to Dereham. I like staying for longer at UTCN because it means I can get more work done there and I have the help of my teachers as well.”

 

BY DAN, YEAR 10 STUDENT