Outstanding Pastoral Support at all Key Stages

We pride ourselves on providing positive and pro-active pastoral care to all students in all year groups.

Students are allocated to a tutor group in Year 7. They will remain with their tutor group from Year 7 until the end of Year 11. Their tutor will be their main point of contact each day and can support with any issues or concerns. They will see their tutor every morning for 20 minutes in registration and they will be taught PSHE by their tutor for an hour each week.

Year 7 students will work with Miss Collins, the Head of Year 7. She is a specialist Head of Year who has experience of working with students joining Egglescliffe and supports the transition programme. From Year 8 to Year 11 students will have a different Head of Year who will guide them through the rest of their time at Egglescliffe such as Year 9 options and preparation for exams in Year 10 and 11. The Heads of Year are listed below and will be supported by pastoral managers.

Head of Year

Pastoral Managers

Year 7 Miss B.Collins
Year 8 Miss J.Openshaw
Year 9 Miss J.Paterson
Year 10 Miss K.Hugill Miss C.Best
Year 11 Mr A. Scaife Miss A.Riddle

All students are allocated to one of our five houses – Aldrin, Armstrong, Gagarin, Lovell or Tereshkova. They will represent their House in rewards, events and sporting activities, remaining in this House for their time at Egglescliffe.


In years 12 and 13 pupils move into the Sixth Form. Students are placed into new form groups, along with students from other schools, with a form tutor who has experience of guiding students through university application, alternative higher education routes or routes to employment.

  • Directors of Sixth Form – Mrs F. Corner (curriculum) and Miss G. Crook (pastoral)
  • Assistant Director of Sixth – Mr D. Gratton

The School Day

The school day for pupils starts at 8:55am and finishes at 3:15pm weekdays. (Weekly total of 31.25 hours)
From September 2023 the total hours increase to 32.5hours following consultation with the Governing council and parents and carers.



8.45 – 9.05

Registration/assembly/registration activities

9.05 – 10.05

Period 1

10.05 – 10.25


10.25 – 11.25

Period 2

11.25 – 12.25

Period 3

12.25 – 1.15


1.15 – 2.15

Period 4

2.15 – 3.15

Period 5


Enrichment activities begin


Many of our students arrive on site prior to the official start of the school day to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities in the PE and Music departments. We encourage all of our students to get involved with the various clubs, activities and projects that take place before, during and after school to enrich their educational experience.


All students will register with their form tutor from 8.45 until 9.05. In this time they will be involved in developing a wide range of valuable educational experiences such as collective worship in assembly, developing literacy skills, contributing to class discussions and reading programme.


Pupils move around the school site to their lessons. Therefore, they will need to quickly become familiar with the site and become skilled in organisation to ensure they have the correct equipment on the right days. Lessons last for one hour and all students will be actively learning; consequently, they must come to school prepared to be engaged and committed to learning to maximize the progress they make.


Egglescliffe School offers a high quality catering service. We employ our own catering staff and we have invested heavily to ensure that we deliver the best catering service for our students. The food is all prepared on the premises, using local suppliers. Menus are varied and in line with the government’s drive on healthy eating.

We operate a cashless payment system for school meals. Every pupil has an account into which parents can pay by using Parentmail

A biometric system reads each pupil’s thumbprint at the till points. This is a secure system which speeds up queues at the tills.

The food we serve is healthy and excellent value. Pupils can purchase a two course hot meal for £2.50 which consists of a main course and soup or pudding. A range of snacks and light meals are available together with Meal Deals which pupils can pre-order at break time. We do not serve fizzy drinks and drinking water is available, at no cost, in the main dining room. Consequently pupils do not need to go out of school at lunch time. Pupils will only be allowed to have a lunch pass if we have written permission from parents, we are certain that pupils live in Eaglescliffe and they can go home for lunch. As the lunch break is 50 minutes we do not anticipate many pupils going home at lunch time. Pupils may bring a packed lunch and these are eaten in the supervised main hall.


A large number of our students are involved in a wide range of enrichment activities at lunchtime and after school. Sport, drama, music, charity events, revision classes and so on all take place so although the school day officially finishes at 3.15, the school site is exceptionally busy until 5pm.