The school day and year

  • Changing the length of the school day
    Read the rules on setting and changing the school day for maintained schools and academies. Get advice on how to consult on the changes, and download our template consultation letter for parents/carers.
  • Structuring the school year
    Understand the rules around structuring your school year and what you need to consider, so your school year is compliant and runs smoothly.
  • Teaching time and timetabling in primary schools
    It's up to you to decide how much teaching time to allocate each subject. See examples of how other primary schools have allocated teaching time across their timetables.