School Day

Structure of the School Day

08.00-08.30 – Early Birds  in Arcot Hall/ Breakfast Club in Dining Hall & Nursery

08.30 – Nursery opens

08.35 – Registration for all pupils

08.50 – Assembly

09.10 – 1st Lesson

09.45 – 2nd Lesson

10.20 – Break

10.45 – 3rd Lesson

11.15 – 4th Lesson

11.50 – 5a Lesson – Seniors

12.00 – Pre-Prep lunch

12.25 – Junior Lunch

12.25 – 5b Lesson – Seniors

13.00 – Senior Lunch and Junior Break/Clubs

13.25 – Senior Break

13.25 – Junior Registration and 6a Lesson

14.05 – 6th Lesson

14.40 – 7th Lesson

15.15 – 8th Lesson – Seniors, Junior Form time

15.30 – Pre-Prep – End of School

15.40 – Junior School – End of School

15.50 – De-Registration – Seniors

16.00 – Senior School and Nursery – End of School

15:30-18.00 – Honey Pot after school care

16.00 – Tea in Dining Room

16.00-18.00 – Supervised Prep for Juniors and Seniors in Mason Centre

18.00 – End of school day

Early Morning and Assembly

  • Girls up to Year 10 arriving before 8:30am should go to Arcot Hall where they are supervised. No pupils should arrive before 8.00am.
  • Breakfast is available in the Dining Room from 8.00am.  Girls pay with cash or a pre-paid voucher.
  • Girls go into classrooms at the first bell for registration at 8:30am.
  • At 8:50am there is a bell for the start of Assembly. Girls must enter the Assembly Hall in silence from 8:45am.
  • The form captain sits at the end of her form row. The whole form enters together accompanied by a member of staff.
  • At the end of Assembly girls remain seated quietly until dismissed by the Deputy Head.

Assembly Timings and General Structure

Mondays        –           Whole school. Head or Deputy

Tuesdays        –           Church or Form Time

Wednesdays  –           Outside speaker, Form, Whole School or House Assemblies

Thursdays      –           Whole school or Separate Senior and Junior Assemblies

Fridays            –           Whole school or Separate Senior and Junior Assemblies

Lunch Arrangements

  • Prep lunch is at 11:55am, Junior Lunch at 12:25pm and Senior Lunch at 1:05. Staff may eat any time from 12:00 to 1:30pm.
  • Pre-Prep have table service. Juniors and Seniors have self service.
  • Seniors queue quietly supervised by Year 11. They gather outside Arcot Hall and may only enter through the side door.
  • There is a rota for the queue order.
  • Girls must clear and clean the tables before being dismissed using the paper towels provided. Normally, the whole table should be dismissed together: individuals may only leave before the table if they have an activity, have cleared their place, and asked permission. No one should leave before 1:20pm.

End of the Day

  • Pre-Prep and Early Years finish at 3:30pm.
  • Junior form captains collect notices from office at 3:30pm. Junior school ends 3:40pm
  • Senior form captains go to the office to collect notices at 3:50pm. Senior school finishes at 4.00pm.
  • J3 should be collected from outside the Mason Centre, everyone else going by car uses the ‘pick up’ point.
  • Minibuses to the station depart from the car park beside school after 4.00pm.
  • Honey Pot after school care facility (for Reception to J3) has tea at 3:55pm.
  • Tea is served in the Dining Room at 4.00pm girls for a small charge.
  • Supervised prep for Juniors and Seniors is from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in Mason. Any girl who has not been collected by 4:30pm should go into supervised prep.
  • No pupils should stay after 6:00pm unless special permission has been obtained from the Headteacher .
  • Girls leaving school later than 4:30pm should be collected from prep or the front hall.

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