St John Plessington Catholic College

17-Jun-22 Change to school day

Dear Families

I write to inform you of a slight change to our school day which will start on Monday 20th June and run until the end of term. 

There will be no change to the time your child will arrive or finish school. 

We have added an early morning registration period starting at 08:40 prompt. Students will still be expected to be on the main school yard ready for lessons at 08:35. In the event a student is late to school / lessons they will be issued with a same day detention. 

This morning registration will be used to continue to drive up standards at SJP and will include a full uniform, appearance and equipment check to ensure that your child is ready to learn and regulated for the day ahead.

The following slight changes will be in place for the remainder of the timings for the school day:



Morning Registration / Standards Check

08:40 - 08:55

Period 1

08:55 - 09:50

Period 2

09:50 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:05

Period 3

11:05 - 12:00

PD 1 / Lunch

12:00 - 12:40

PD 2 / Lunch

12:40 - 13:20

Period 4

13:20 - 14:15

Period 5

14:15 - 15:10

Despite previous communication, it is disappointing that a small number of children continue to attend school in incorrect footwear, missing uniform and with jewellery, piercings and makeup. Please note that facial piercings are not permitted. I would like to ask you again for your full support in upholding our high standards of appearance. Our school uniform is designed to remove and reduce barriers to learning and provide a level of equity and equality. Should your child not follow the uniform and appearance policy the items will be confiscated and we will have to ask you to come into school to collect these items. A full reminder of the uniform and appearance policy is available here on our website. 

Finally, I would like to remind parents about our mobile phone policy. You might argue that young people spend far too much time on mobile phones, exposed to a myriad of dangers and overuse can make them very vulnerable. Unfortunately, we see that there is significant misuse of social media which in turn causes distress and anxiety for young people and their families. When they are in school, young people can forget about mobile phones and concentrate on academic and social development. With these issues in mind and as part of our safeguarding policy, we do not allow students to use mobile phones on the school premises. Should you wish to contact your child or they need to contact you, this can be done through your child’s pastoral support team. Our policy on the use of mobile phones is that should they be used in school they will be confiscated and will need to be collected by a parent/carer. 

Thank you for your support and cooperation in working together to ensure that your child fulfils their potential.

Yours faithfully

Maria Sharratt