7.00 am Boarders are woken in the morning by the houseparents and Matrons. After washing, cleaning their teeth and combing their hair, they make their beds and tidy their dorms.
7.45 am Breakfast
8.15 am The school day begins with form time and assembly followed by lessons, Games, prep and activities. In the evenings, Junior boarders take part in activities and for the older boarders, there are clubs or study time, supervised by staff, after which there is free time.
At the end of the day, boarders return to their boarding houses at different times according to age.
7.20 pm First bedders (Years 3 to 5). The youngest boarders must return to their boarding house at this time, but others are welcome to come at any time after 7.20 pm, whatever their age.
7.45 pm Second bedders (Year 6)
8.05 pm Third bedders (Year 7)
8.25 pm Fourth bedders (Year 8)
8.35 pm Monitors
Once upstairs the boarders:
- Hang up and neatly put away any clothing that is not to be washed
- Place clothes that are to be washed into the laundry baskets
- Shower and clean teeth
- Chat with friends/use the telephone/play games/read until Lights out
- Year 8 boarders may watch TV in their common room
Lights out times are staggered according to age from 8.15 pm for the youngest boarders until 9.30 pm for the top year.
Saturday routine is slightly different: in the autumn and spring terms everyone comes up at 6.30 pm, has hot chocolate and biscuits then settles down to enjoy a DVD. On Sundays they get up half an hour later and go to bed half an hour earlier than the usual routine, so that everyone can get an early night before the start of another busy week. In the summer term, bedtimes are half an hour later to take advantage of the light evenings.