The school day begins at 8.40am with registration in the form room. This supports children to organise their materials and discuss any issues with their form teacher. Following this, the children often meet as a school for assembly or hymn practice, or in their Houses for House meetings. This is followed by lessons which last 60 minutes. The children enjoy a morning break.
During lunch the children have a wide choice from the menu which is cooked on site. They also have the opportunity to take part in a variety of co-curricular activities as well as playing in the playground.
English and Mathematics are given the greatest emphasis but we believe in a broad-based education using many ‘traditional’ school subjects to give a full and balanced approach to learning.
The subject areas covered in addition to Maths and English are: Science, History, Geography, Drama, Art, Design and Technology (DT), Information Communication Technology (ICT)/Computing, Music, Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Swimming, Games, Independent Studies and PSHE.
One afternoon per week is spent at the school’s Valley Road playing fields as part of our games programme.
Our varied curriculum is enhanced by a number of day and residential trips which help the pupils develop their own independence when away with school. The duration of the residentials are age appropriate and thus they increase from a one-night stay for Year 3 pupils, to a week-long stay in Year 6, as the pupils develop greater independence. In addition to these, we also run a ski trip for the upper junior school pupils during the February half-term, subject to demand.
|8:00 am||Earliest arrival time on site for pupils|
|7:45 am - 8:40 am||Breakfast available in Senior Dining Hall|
|8:30 am||General office / Catering Card desk open in the Senior School|
|8:40 am - 8:55 am||Registration & Form period|
|8:55 am - 9:15 am||Assembly|
|9:15 am - 11:15 am||Lessons begin|
|11:15 am - 11:40 am||Break|
|12:40 pm - 1:45 pm||Lunch & Activities|
|1:40 pm - 1:50 pm||Registration & Form Period|
|3:45 pm - 3:55 pm||Form period|
|3:55 pm||School Ends|
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||After School Club (free of charge)|
|6:00 pm||After School Club ends|