Glossary Term

Double-shift system

In a double-shift system, schools cater for two entirely separate groups of pupils during a school day. The first group of pupils usually attends school from early morning until midday, and the second group usually attends from midday to late afternoon. Each group uses the same buildings, equipment, and other facilities. In some systems, the two groups are taught by the same teachers, but in other systems they are taught by different teachers.