The School Day
Our timetable is such that it runs for the whole year without variation.
In the Prep School the morning is divided into four or five 45 minute lessons, with a five minute changeover in between. Wednesday morning runs to a slightly different schedule which allows for early departure to away matches, and there is no prep. Thursday afternoons are given over to activities instead of games. Children are free to go home after matches. Pick up for day pupils is at 4.20pm, 5.30pm or 6.30pm. The 4.20pm and 5.30pm pick-ups tie in with the Pre-Prep after school club, Ladybirds, where the sessions end at 4.10pm and 5.10pm respectively. Prep pupils leaving at 4.20pm will have prep to take home with them.
Saturday school takes place on alternate weekends for Years 5-8. Pupils attend our weekly chapel service in Bourton Church at 8.30am, when we will often have a visiting preacher from a senior school. Chapel is followed by assembly, two lessons, break at 11.00am and then our kaleidoscope programme at 11.30am in the Theatre; this might be a lecture on a wide variety of topics, a concert or a debate (parents are welcome to attend these events). After lunch, the afternoon is given over to matches (usually starting at 2.30pm) or games lessons. Pupils are free to go home at 4pm, unless they are at an away match, in which case return times are always published on team sheets.
Prep Daily Routine Monday – Friday (except Wednesdays)
8.15am Registration (arrival is from 7.50am)
Late arrivals must register in the Office
8.25 Period 1
9.15 Period 2
10.00 Assembly & Break
10.40 Period 3
11.30 Period 4
12.30 Period 5/Lower School Lunch
13.15 Middle & Upper School Lunch
14.15 Period 6 for Years 5-8 (Thurs for all)
M, T & F Lower School Games from 14.00
15.15 Games or activities (M,T & F Period 5 for Lower School)
16.20 Little Tea & First pick up
16.40 Prep for Years 5-8; activities for Lower School staying at school
17.30 Second pick up; Free time/activities
18.30 Final pick up for day pupils and boarders’ supper.
Pre-Prep Daily Routine
8.10 Pupils arrive and self-register in classrooms
8.30 Registration for Years 1 & 2
8.45 Registration for Early Years
8.30-10.30 Lessons for Years 1 & 2
8.45-10.30 Lessons for Early Years
10.50 Lessons continue
13.15 Lessons continue
14.50 Nursery finishes
15.00 Reception finishes
15.15 Years 1 & 2 finish
15.30 Year 2 finishes on Tuesdays after clubs and Thursdays after Games
16.10 First Ladybirds session finishes
17.10 Second Ladybirds session finishes
Pupils are highly adept at working collaboratively to create cohesive performances in dramatic, musical and sporting spheres.
ISI Inspection Report 2018