A Typical Day in the Boarding House
7:25 AM - WAKE UP TIME
You will be woken up by Mr and Mrs Dewhirst and the Gaps who will help you get ready, make beds and tidy up before breakfast.
7.35 AM - MUSIC PRACTICE
Children who play a musical instrument have the opportunity to attend supervised practice sessions before breakfast four mornings a week.
7.45 AM - BREAKFAST
You will have a choice of cereals, toast or fruit and juice or tea. There is also a hot option which includes bacon, sausages, hash browns, beans or pastries.
8:20 AM - OFF TO SCHOOL
After brushing your teeth you head to your form rooms for school registration.
4:55 PM - PREP
After games you will go to a classroom in order to complete your Prep. These sessions will be supervised by a member of the day duty staff.
6:30 PM - BOARDERS’ REGISTRATION
All boarders attend registration and tell staff about their day. New boarders will chose their activity for the evening.
6:45 PM - ACTIVITIES/FREE TIME
Each term a new activities timetable will be displayed, where you can chose activities to take part in for every evening in the week. There will be sports, arts and crafts, cookery, talent contests and film nights, to name but a few. You can also use this time to practice your music or complete any extra prep. If you have any ideas for activities which you think should be provided for boarders then please suggest these to Mr and Mrs Dewhirst.
7:30 PM - BOARDERS’ EVENING SUPPER
You can have a snack before going up to bed. These include cereal, toast, fruit and hot chocolate. Trolley runs from 7:30pm for the Juniors until around 7:50pm for the 11s. Top Year have their trolley upstairs in the dining room at 8:00pm.
7:40 PM ONWARDS - BEDTIME ROUTINE
Depending on your age, you will have a shower and go to bed at a set time each evening. Before lights out you will have a time to read. The younger boarders, and those who need help with their reading, will read aloud to the boarding staff.
Top Year have down time where they can read a magazine, finish some work or chill out after a busy day.
7/8/9s 8:15 pm; 10s 8:45 pm; 11s 9:00 pm; TY 9:15 pm.
After lessons and matches on Saturdays children experience a wide range of activities both on site and away from school. These include cinema, museum and outdoor pursuits. Once a term the children enjoy the ‘Boarder’s weekend away’, staying overnight in new and exciting locations. In the build up to examinations children use weekend time to catch up on work or relax before the busy week ahead.