The School Day

Timings of the school day have been altered due to Government guidance on COVID-19.  Arena Academy, like many schools, has adopted an approach of staggered starts and endings, and staggered breaks and lunches.

Years 7 & 8 currently start at 8:30am and their day ends at 2:45pm.  Doors open at 8:15 am.

Years 9, 10 & 11 start at 9:00am and their day ends at 3:15pm.
Doors open at 8:45am.

Lunch and breaktime

Students can bring packed lunch or buy food from the canteen, where we use a cashless system. Parents can then upload money on to Parent Pay or students can upload money using machines in school during the school day. Students then pay for food at break or lunch using a fingerprint or PIN number, which will be set up for students when they start in Year 7. Students can buy sandwiches and wraps at break time and a selection of hot food at lunchtime. There are also drinks and snacks available to purchase.

Students can take part in a variety of activities during lunchtimes, which include playing football on the astroturf, playing basketball on the playground and taking part in sports clubs. There are also a range of study support clubs such as Art and ICT f you’re not sure where to go at lunchtime and would like to see a friendly face, we have a lunchtime club which is ran by our Year 7 Buddies or you can go to the Student Welfare office.