• Changing the length of the school day Read the rules on setting and changing the school day for maintained schools and academies. Get advice on how to consult on the changes, and download our template consultation letter for parents.
  • Ending the school day early Understand the rules on ending the school day early and who is responsible for your pupils during early closures. See examples of schools that close early on certain days.
  • Restructuring the school day: examples See examples of schools that have restructured their school day, including schools that have staggered their lunch breaks.
  • Structuring the school year Understand the rules around structuring your school year and what you need to consider, so your school year is compliant and runs smoothly.
  • Teaching time and timetabling in primary schools It's up to you to decide how much teaching time to allocate each subject. See examples of how other primary schools have allocated teaching time across their timetables.
  • Timetabling in special schools Create your school timetable successfully by following our guidance. Find out what you need to consider before and during the planning process. You can also see examples of timetables from a range of special schools.