Starting at TRS - FAQs

Timings of the day:



08:30 – 09:00

Breakfast club

09:00 – 09:55

09:55 – 10:50

10:50 – 11:05


11:05 – 11:20


11:20 – 12:15

12:15 – 13:10

13:10 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:40


14:40– 14:45


Do I have to wear a uniform?

Yes you do!  You will have a strict uniform policy at your referring school and we expect the same at TRS.  This includes no piercings, natural hair colour and a smart uniform that is worn correctly.

How big are the classes?

Most classes contain no more than 10 pupils.

What will I learn?

We offer a broad curriculum which includes Maths, English, Science.  We also offer additional GCSEs/courses that support your preparation for adult life such as Personal Finance, Art, Citizenship, Health & Nutrition, PE, Philosophy & Ethics and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE)

Can I attend part-time?

All students should attend full-time unless a medical practitioner advises TRS that you cannot attend full-time.  If this is the case then a part-time timetable will be created with a view to working towards attending full-time when health improves.

Can I be taught at home?

We can teach remotely but this option is only available if a medical practitioner advises us that this is your only option until health improves. 

How do I get to school?

Some pupils are eligible for school transport, this is organised via Kent County Council and further details are provided once a referral has been made and accepted.

Can I use my mobile phone?

No, like the referring school mobile phones are not allowed.  We have a strict policy that ensures phones are handed over to the transition team and returned at the end of the day.  If you wish to make contact with anyone then this can be arranged, not a problem.

Is lunch provided?

No, we ask that you provide a packed lunch...however we are working on this and hope to offer a service for pupils in the future.

Is there a student voice?

Yes, absolutely.  We operated like all schools but we are a smaller version.  It is important for us to always improve and speaking to students and getting their thoughts and ideas is central to school improvement.  Student voice sessions are held once a week.

What happens at each review?

A review of your progress will be made every 6 weeks and can be extended if you still need support.  If your health progresses and you are at Oakfields then you will be discharged.  This could be to your referring/home school a different educational provision or one of the TRS schools.  

If you are already at one of the TRS schools then we will determine whether you have made enough progress to return to the referring school or attend a different educational provision.  Sometimes if you have been referred to us late in year 10/11  then you may stay until you have completed your examinations.  We will then support you with your next steps, such as post 16 education or training.

Attendance - did you know?

Any reduction in full time education must be agreed with a medical professional working with you

Regular attendance is vital to help you achieve and get the best possible start in life

Days off add up to lost learning


School days in each year

10 days absence





School days in each year

19 days absence



School days in each year

29 days absence


School days      in each year

38 days absence



Service days in each year

47days absence


Service days in each year








Best chance of success


Less chance of success – makes it harder to make progress


Seriously impacts on learning and success

Due to health issues you may be on part time timetable, which must be agreed with a medical professional. Where a part time timetable is in place and you attend all the agreed sessions, then proportionate attendance will be 100%.