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The School Day

The School day begins at 0715 for boarders when the whole school attends breakfast in the Abbot’s Hall.  

Day pupils arrive at 0800 for Callover at 0805 in Houses before attending Chapel or School Assembly before the first lesson of the day which begins at 0845.

There are four one hour lessons before lunch, with a break half way through the morning at 1050.  Pupils all receive a drink and snack in Houses at break time, and Sixth Formers may access the School’s Coffee Shop.  Pupils eat lunch in the Abbot’s Hall between 1250 and 1345 before Callover in Houses at 1420.

The afternoon routine varies according to the day.  Monday and Friday afternoons feature tutorials, lessons, and then a slot for activities.  Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are dedicated to sport.  Wednesday afternoon sees lessons followed by participation in the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Programme or Service Programme.

Both day and boarding pupils are required to take part in the Saturday morning routine.  After breakfast and Callover there are four lessons.  The afternoons are then dedicated to sport and match fixtures, before the weekend activity programme begins for boarding pupils.