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Thomas Becket Catholic School

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School Day

Timings of the day:

8.55am - 9.00am Registration
9.15am - 10.10am Period 1
10.10am - 11.05am  Period 2
11.05am - 11.25am Break
11.25am - 12.20pm Period 3
12.30pm - 1.15pm Period 4
1.15pm KS3 Lunch/KS4 DEAR time
1.50pm KS4 Lunch/KS3 DEAR Time
2.25pm - 3.20pm Lesson 5
3.20pm - 4.15pm Period 6 KS4 & KS5 
3.20pm - 4.15pm Mon/Tues/Thurs Period 6 KS3 Extra Curricular
4.15pm End of P6 & Extra Curricular

Form Procedure

  • Everyone to be punctual for am registration
  • Once in form sit in seats, coats off, bags on floor and uniform correct. 
  • Sit quietly/silently whilst register is taken and marks recorded.
  • Be prepared to take part in a simple act of worship.
  • Tutors will check planners and learning kit to ensure that students are ready for the day.
  • Always have a book for DEAR time.
  • Be ready to listen to information that will be given by your form tutor and be ready to take part in form time activities. 

Arrival and Registration

All students should be on site by 8.45am, ready to line up outside at 8.55am every day. If you arrive after the registration period, you will be marked 'late' at the Late Gate. If this is closed you must report to reception.


At Thomas Becket we operate a 'Late Gate'. If you are late, without good reason, you will attend a detention the following day.

Where your lateness causes concern parents will be contacted and invited into school for an informal meeting.

Illness and Medical Appointments

If you are unwell, your parent/carer should contact the school before 9.15am on the first day of your absence informing the school of the reason for absence.

If we do not hear from your parent or carer the school attendance office will endeavour to contact home to ensure you are safe. 

a) Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside school hours. 

b) An appointment card or verification by the doctors/dentist/hospital is required both for late arrival and for absences and handed into Reception. 

c) If it is necessary for you to be out of school for this reason, you should be returned to school directly after the appointment.


96% + Excellent - Well done! This will help all aspects of your child's progress and life in school. This will give them a good start in life and supports a positive work ethic.

85-95% Unacceptable - Absence is now affecting attainment and progress at school and causing serious concern. Please work with the school urgently to improve the situation. All students below 95% will be monitored by attendance. 

Thomas Becket Catholic School, Becket Way, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6HT

Telephone: 01604 493211Fax:

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust, C/o St Thomas More Secondary School, Tyne Crescent, Bedford, Mk41 7UL