A Typical Day / Week
A Typical School Day
Our working day is packed with a rich variety of different activities, each chosen for the value it adds to the education of the children. We have committed significant time in the curriculum to the activities and pursuits which do so much to develop the widest possible range of skills and behaviours in the children. This is vital to our aim of developing character and achievement in equal measure.
Each pupil has a personalised timetable of studies and activities. Pupils register each morning with their Personal Tutor who ensures that they are ready to start their working day. The first of 8 timetabled sessions of 50 minutes follows soon afterwards. After two lessons, there is a pastoral period which from Monday to Friday includes a celebration assembly led by the Headmaster or Deputy Head, a service in the School Chapel and three focused Personal Tutor Times (PTT). Each of these sessions plays an important role in shaping the ethos and character of the School and ensuring that there is time for a high level of personal attention to the needs of each and every individual.
Whilst the school day finishes at 5.30pm, day pupils can stay later in the care of the boarding staff by prior arrangement for a later pick-up. After dinner, boarders return to house and are encouraged to take an active interest in local and world news. There will be dedicated time for quiet, individual study every evening in the working week which includes an expectation of time set aside for personal or academic reading. We want our pupils to develop a lifelong love of literature.
There is time for some recreational sport in the evening or just to relax with friends in our homely house common rooms.
Saturday morning activities are compulsory for all boarding pupils and offer a rich blend of academic support and enrichment.
A Typical Week
|START||END||MONDAY – FRIDAY||(mins)||SATURDAY||SUNDAY|
|7.30||7.40||BOARDING GET UP||10||LIE IN||LIE IN – BREAKFAST IN HOUSE|
|8.40||9.30||PERIOD 1||50||9.00||ACTIVITY 1||BOARDERS IN HOUSE|
|11.15||12.05||PERIOD 3||50||11.15||ACTIVITY 2|
|1.45||2.40||PERIOD 5 & PM Reg||55||1.45||ACTIVITY 3||EXCURSION (optional extra)|
|9.30||9.40||FINAL ROLL CALL|
|9.40||11.00||QUIET IN HOUSE|
Day pupils can arrive and share breakfast with the boarders1 from 7.30am and they can also stay for dinner.