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25-33 Bow Road, London, E3 2AE0208 981 1131

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You will find that you quickly adapt to the school day and enjoy the new routine.  You don’t need to worry about getting lost as we will give you a map and you can also ask any adult or older student in the school to direct you.  Central is a very friendly and welcoming school.

 Each school day has six periods and follows the following times:

Registration

8:40-9:00

Arrive at school by 8:30am so that you have time to get to your Form Room and to be seated by the time the bell goes at 8:40.

Period 1

9:00-9:50

 

Period 2

9:50-10:40

 

Break

10:40-11:00

Snacks are available in the canteen.  You can join your friends in th playground or visit the school library to get a new book.

Period 3

11:00-11:50

 

Period 4

11:50-12:40

 

Lunch

12:40-13:30

You have the option of eating a CFGS hot or cold lunch, or you can bring your own packed lunch.  You can then join your friends in the playground, join an organised club or visit the school library.

Period 5

13:30-14:20

 

Period 6

14:20-15:10

 

Home time or after-school Activities

15:10

You have many exciting options of clubs to join such as:

  • Stepping Stones
  • Learning Lounge
  • Central Plus Activities (include baking, ice-skating and horse-riding)

At Central, we have a two-week timetable.  This means that we call one week ‘Week A’ and the next ‘Week B’ and all students follow their Week A or Week B timetable accordingly.  You will have an exciting array of lessons, led by specialist teachers in classrooms that are designed for the subject and have lots of specialist equipment.

At Central, we have a two-week timetable.  This means that we call one week ‘Week A’ and the next ‘Week B’ and all students follow their Week A or Week B timetable accordingly.  You will have an exciting array of lessons, led by specialist teachers in classrooms that are designed for the subject and have lots of specialist equipment.

The following is an example of a Year 7 timetable:

On your timetable you will see different codes.  These tell you the subject, the name of the teacher and the room where the lesson will be. 

You can see that this Year 7 student has registration and then the following lessons on a Friday Week B:

7xz/Dr9

CCE      D1

Double period of Drama with Mr Catherine in the drama room called D1.

7xz/Dr9

CCE      D1

 

7Z2B/Ma

BBM   S23

Double period of Maths with Ms Begum in the maths room which is on the second floor of Motivate and is called S2

7Z2B/Ma

BBM    S23

 

7z/Gg2

HME    G42

Single period of Geography with Ms McKenzie in the geography room which is on the ground floor of Motivate and called G42.

7z/En2

SPL      S53

Single period of English with Ms Plummer in the English room which is on the second floor of Motivate and called S5.

 The following information will help you to start learning some of the codes that you will see on your timetable:

 Subject Codes

Ad – Art and Design

Cs = Computer Science

Dr = Drama

Dt = Design and Technology

En = English

Fr = French

Gg = Geography

Hi = History

Ma = Maths

Mu = Music

PE = Physical Education

RE = Religious Education

Sc = Science

SI = Social Sciences

Sp = Spanish

Room Codes (these are also displayed on the doors)

A0 = Tells you that the lesson is on the ground floor of Aspire

A1 = First floor in Aspire

A2 = Second floor in Aspire

D = Drama block

E2 = Second floor of Explore block

E1 = First floor of Explore block

E0 = Ground floor of Explore block

G = Ground floor of Motivate

F = First floor of Motivate

S = Second floor of Motivate

T = Technology block

AUD = Auditorium (second floor of Explore)

DST = David Sharpe Theatre

LHG = Library (first floor of Motivate)