School re-start programme

18th August 2020

Years 14 and 12

Monday 24 August to Thursday 27 August 2020:  All Year 14 and Year 12.

Pupils in the above years should proceed to their first timetabled class.


Year 8

Friday 28 August 2020All new Year 8 only (Noon finish).

All Year 8 pupils should enter the school by the side entrance and proceed to Assembly Hall 2.  Following this, each Form Class will be taken to designated rooms for their first day induction.


All pupils – (back full time)

Tuesday 1 September 2020:  Years 8 to 12 and 14.  Year 13 will be provided with information following results interview.

On each of these days all pupils will go directly to their designated rooms for Form Time 9.00 - 11.15am.  Following this session, the pupils in school will follow their Week 1 timetable.  This information has already been sent via SIMs Parent App at the start of July.



Protective Bubbles:

All pupils in Key Stage 3 will be in Protective Bubbles; this means that they will remain in the same room all day, teachers will travel to them for lessons.  Break and Lunch will also be in these rooms.


Canteen facilities:

There will be no canteen service; pupils must bring their own break and lunch.  Pupils eligible for Free School Meals will be provided with these in the form of a packed lunch.  Pupils in Years 11-14 will have designated eating areas for break and lunch.



Pupils may wear their school PE tracksuit on days when they have this subject on their timetable.  If it is good, they can experience this subject outside; if the weather is not conducive to this, teaching will take place in their rooms.

Year 8 only – PE kit – PE Top, Shorts (Boys), Skort (Girls), Socks, Football/Rugby Boots (Boys), School Tracksuit (Top and Bottoms) – can be purchased at Style n Sport, Church Street, Ballymena or on-line at



Timetables will be available on SIMs Parent week commencing 17 August.


Digital devices:

Pupils are permitted to bring their own digital devices (phone) for use in class at the discretion of their teacher