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The School Day

The school day begins at 7:25am for boarders, when the whole school attends breakfast in the Abbot’s Hall.  
Day pupils arrive at 8:15am for Callover in Houses, then attend Chapel or School Assembly before the first lesson of the day at 9am.

There are four one-hour lessons before lunch, with a break half way through the morning at 11am. Pupils all receive a drink and snack in Houses at break time, and Sixth Formers may also use the School’s Coffee Shop. Lunch is eaten in the Abbot’s Hall from 12:45pm, before Callover in Houses at 2:10pm.

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 Volunteering & Community Service Programme.

Both day and boarding pupils take part in the Saturday routine. After breakfast and Callover, there are three one-hour lessons. The afternoons are then dedicated to sports training or match fixtures, before the weekend recreational programme begins for boarding pupils from 4pm.