The School Day and Term Dates

The School Day

The school opens at 8:30am and our day begins with transitions from transport and breakfast club. Structured lessons begin at 9.00am and end at 3.00pm.

We have 5, 50 minute lessons each day and these include, maths, English, ICT, science, history, geography, PSHE, PE and social skills development. These lessons are taught on rotation in small groups, ranging from 4 children to 8 children in a class. Our skilled staff, support learners with personalised learning interventions in the core subjects of maths, English and ICT.

In Key Stage 4, the school day consists of five lessons per day, encompassing a balanced curriculum. Notably, students engage in five weekly lessons of both Mathematics and English, ensuring a strong foundation in these core subjects. Additionally, there are three Science lessons per week, providing a comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.

At the culmination of Year 9, students are presented with an array of academic and vocational subjects to choose from for their studies in Year 10. This diverse selection includes Media, Business, Citizenship, B-Tec Sport, Catering, Carpentry, Digital Tech, and Creative Design. This approach empowers students to tailor their education to their interests and future aspirations, fostering a well-rounded and personalised learning experience.

Learners can also access therapeutic sessions with a trained Trauma Informed Practitioner, and work with Speech and Language Therapists. Pastoral interventions are woven into the school day through whole class, small group work and one-to-one sessions depending on the individual needs of the child.

Each learner at our school has an individualised one-page profile which is tailored to their specific needs and includes things such as developing citizenship, interests such as sports, art, needlecraft, and life skills like road safety.

This profile serves as a comprehensive resource for our staff, offering vital information on how to support each student effectively. It plays a crucial role in recognising and responding to triggers, ensuring a proactive approach to maintaining the safety and well-being of our students.

Snack and lunch times are structured and supervised with a focus on healthy eating and independence. Learners are encouraged to join lunchtime clubs that offer extra-curricular learning and an opportunity to socialise with other year groups. Break times are seen as important learning moments to develop social and other skills.

Food at The Stable School

Each week, learners are provided with a visual menu to support them in making their own food choices for the week. A hot meal is provided each day.

We pay particular attention to a balanced and healthy diet, using fresh ingredients wherever possible. We are able to accommodate specific dietary needs such as allergies and cultural requirements.


Learners at our school wear dark trousers or skirts, with a white top, and dark shoes. Trainers are permitted to ensure children’s comfort. We do not allow learners to wear hoodies, hats, heavy jewellery, jeans, sandals or open toe/slider shoes. We ask for learners to be dressed appropriately for activity on the days they have PE.

Term Dates

Our term dates for the current academic year can be downloaded for future reference by clicking below.