Academy Information

Autumn Term 2020

Start of term Half term End of term
Friday 4th September 2020 - Years 7, 11 and 12

Monday 7th September 2020 - All Year Groups

Inset Day - Tuesday 1st September 2020
Inset Day - Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Inset Day - Thursday 3rd September 2020
Monday 26th October - Friday 30th October 2020

Inset Day - Friday 27th November 2020
Inset Day - Monday 30th November 2020
Friday 18th December 2020

Spring Term 2021

Start of term Half term End of term
Wednesday 6th January 2021

Inset day - Monday 4th January 2021
Inset day - Tuesday 5th January 2021
Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2021 Thursday 1st April 2021

Friday 2nd April 2021
Monday 5th April 2021

Summer Term 2021

Start of term Half term End of term
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Inset Day - Monday 19th April 2021
Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021

May Bank Holiday - Monday 3rd May 2021
Friday 16th July 2021


25 Period week (2 Week Timetable)
Lunch 1 (Years 7, 9, 10) Lunch 2 (8, 11, 6th Form)
Tutor Time 08:35 Tutor Time 08:35
1 08:45 1 08:45
2 09:45 2 09:45
Break 10:45 Break 10:45
3 11:05 3 11:05
Lunch 12:05 4 12:05
4 12:45 Lunch 13:05
5 13:45 5 13:45
Reading 14:45 Reading 14:45

It is our policy to maintain high standards of dress at all times. We are strict about uniform and students will not be allowed to attend lessons if they are not wearing the

correct uniform unless a note is dated and signed from parents with valid reasons detailed on it. The note should also state the date in which the issue will be resolved.

The Academy has a no jewellery rule, with only a wristwatch allowed. Please note that smart watches are not allowed in the academy.

Fake nails and fake eyelashes are not allowed in the academy.

Our uniform can be purchased from: ‘Uniform Shop Ltd’, Unit 3 Atlas Works, Nelson Street, Carlisle CA2 5NB; phone 01228 810555.

If you have any questions regarding uniform or there are issues with you purchasing your students’ uniform, please email

Click here to download our uniform booklet.

Click here for changed opening times and Covid-19 information for the Uniform Shop

Students are not required to wear a formal uniform. We take a pragmatic approach and recognise that Sixth Form students should have some advantages. The following outline what RRSF considers to be appropriate:

  • The overall emphasis is on smart casual.
  • Jogging bottoms for males and females are allowed so long as they are clean and tidy.
  • Leggings are allowed so long as they are not see through.
  • No crop tops allowed.
  • Vest tops are allowed for females so long as the vest strap is wider than the bra strap. That does not mean that strapless bras or no bras to be worn so that thin tops can be worn. Also no razor back vests to be worn.
  • Shorts are allowed after the Easter break.
  • No offensive or lewd tee shirts to be worn.
  • No hot pants.
  • No jackets or hats to be worn indoors.

It should however be noted that if a member of staff highlights that a student’s dress is inappropriate then we expect students to respond positively to any reasonable request to modify their dress. We are happy to advise students on what is and what is not acceptable. If a student breaks these dress codes they will be asked to go home and change.

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