The School Day
Key Stage 1 to 2
To engender a sense of community within King Solomon, there are daily Acts of Collective Worship for Primary.
For Primary pupils, whose teaching day finishes at 15.30, breakfast club and after school club is available on site with Kidz Come First. Find out more here.
|8.00 – 8.40am||Pre-tutoring (by invitation)|
|8.40 - 9am||Welcome/Registration|
|9am - 9.30am||Collective Worship|
|9.30am - 12pm||Learning (Flexible Break Times)|
|12pm - 1pm||LUNCH|
|1pm - 3.30pm||Learning|
|3.30pm - 4.30pm||After School Activities|
N.B. Collective worship is held daily forming part of the formal timetabled day
Here at King Solomon, we are passionate about our children being engaged in their learning. In order to do this, we ensure our curriculum is full of fun learning opportunities, and that our school environment is stimulating and exciting. Here are some examples of the ways in which we use visual displays to engage our learners, display key learning and celebrate the amazing work of our pupils!
Play is the key to the physical, mental, intellectual and social wellbeing of children. School playgrounds therefore have a marked impact on children's learning and development
At King Solomon International Business School in Birmingham, we believe the playground or as we refer to it `outdoor classroom` is important in the daily lives of all our pupils, even more so because we are in the inner city.
We have had some exciting additions to our playgrounds – we now have the markings to follow a full MILE track! 18 laps round our trim trail outdoor area is a full mile, and we have been having a great time pushing ourselves to complete it each day. Each class is scheduled to be able to use the track each day to ensure our bubbles are safely maintained, and we have loved getting ourselves moving more (some of us more slowly than other, but nevertheless, we’ve been giving it our best go!). The children in primary have seen some real benefits to the Daily Mile:
“The daily mile has helped all of us. You can run, walk or jog the daily mile. Each and every one of us are challenged every day. As a student it helps our learning and helps us to relax.” Year 5 pupil
“The daily mile has influenced us to do more than we think we can. Our teacher challenges us every day to walk, run or jog the daily mile. It also helps our educational learning and physical health.” Year 5 pupil
“The daily mile helps our physical health and helps our fitness after the Covid lockdown.” Year 5 pupil
The School Day Key Stage 3 to 4 Timetable
Year 7 - 11
|Students enter the building|
|08.35-09:00||Morning Registration/Whole School Worship Assembly|
|09.00 -10.00||Lesson 1|
|15:00-15.30||Afternoon Registration/Year Assemblies|
|Monday and Wednesday:||
Optional Enrichment days – 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Students opt into a variety of activities throughout the Spring and Summer terms.
The School Year
The school operates a 42 week school year. This increase in contact time is important for giving pupils from the best opportunity for success. These additional days of extended hours activities are mandatory for pupils not making expected progress in identified subjects. Parents and carers are encouraged to support the school in this area.
- School holiday programme – the school holiday programme will consist of a five day programme at Easter for targeted students not making expected progress.
- One mandatory enrichment week for all students at the end of the summer term for targeted students not making expected progress.
- Weekend Master Classes/‘Super Saturdays’. There will be 5 Saturday master classes throughout the academic year. The content is flexible to meet the specific needs of the students.
King Solomon International Business School will consult on the school calendar on a yearly basis but intends to operate the normal 3 terms per annum to fit in with the Local Authority’s holiday pattern and minimize disruption to parents and teachers with pupils in other local schools.
King Solomon International Business School will operate on a normal 5 days per week basis for 3 terms per year.