Lesson Timings

8.45am Pupils to be in school
8.50am Form time/Assembly
9.10am Period 1
10.10am Period 2
11.10am Break
11.30am Period 3
12.30pm Lunch
1.00pm Period 4
2.00pm Period 5
3.00pm End of day


The school day begins at 8.45am with a registration and assembly.

Students not in class for registration will be counted as late.

The school day finishes at 3.00pm and buses are arranged to depart at 3.10 -3.15pm.

Morning break is from 11.10 – 11.30am and the lunch interval is from 12.30- 1.00pm.


To ensure the safety of the students and staff at Mount Carmel RC High School, we have in operation an Access Control System on external doors. This system not only reduces the risk of intruders gaining access into school it helps protect the school’s property.

To enter the school in the morning students must use the doors near the Twelve Star dining room. These doors will be unlocked at 8.00am.

The other external doors will be locked-down apart from:

  • The beginning and end of the school day
  • During break and lunch time
  • Five minutes before the start of a period doors will be unlocked
  • Seven minutes after a period has started doors will be locked

If students try to gain access into the school at any other time and find that the external doors are locked they will only be able to gain access by going to the school’s pastoral office doors and informing the pastoral staff of their arrival.

The Access Control System is linked into the school’s fire alarm system and therefore all doors will automatically release in the event of a fire.