Life at JBVI

Students are able to arrive from 8.30am and enter the Academy through the Student Entrance. They are able to use the library and JBVI Study Zone from their arrival.

At 8.50am the JBVI day begins with lesson 1.  Each lesson is an hour and the second lesson commences at 9.50am.  After lesson two, students have a 20 minute break where they can get a hot drink or something to eat and make use of either the JBVI Study Area or Balcony Common Room before going into tutor time from 11.15am.

During tutor time students meet with their Personal Tutor where they complete a range of skills based activities such as CV writing, UCAS, apprenticeship and job applications and private study time. During this time students also attend a weekly Act of Collective Worship and a Guest Speaker Assembly where they are challenged to think about how they can improve and aspire to achieve, along with time for reflection on an important issue or theme for that week.

There is one more lesson period before 12.45pm, when students have their lunchtime. This lasts until 1.20pm.  Students can get a hot meal from the dining room, or bring their own snack if they prefer. There is a food preparation area with a kettle, toaster and fridge for use during this time. JBVI students are able to leave the campus site during lunchtime should they wish.

After 1.20pm there are two more lesson periods before the final bell sounds at 3.20pm to mark the end of the formal JBVI day. However, there are many additional subject sessions or opportunities to be involved in sports, performance and creative arts activities outside of the usual day.

Please note that Duke’s School now has a slightly changed timetable to that outlined above on a Wednesday with an earlier school finish at 2.30pm.

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