The Personal Tutor continues to be the child’s first point of contact as they move into the Upper School (11s and Top Year), and entry into the uppermost section of the school opens up further opportunities in and out of the classroom.

11s pupils prepare for the top year of the school with specially designed leadership training courses. They are strongly encouraged to take on roles of responsibility in all aspects of school life and contribute more to the running of the House system. Experiences like their residential course in France helps promote independence, co-operation, teamwork and resilience. In 11s and Top Year (and in exceptional cases in the 10s), outstanding contributions to, and success in, particular areas of school life are recognised through the awarding of half and full colours.

In Top Year, pupils enjoy a range of responsibilities and opportunities for leadership and all-round personal development. They all assume various roles from reading in Chapel/Church services, guiding prospective parents, organising House competitions and fundraising. Pupils are invited to apply for positions of responsibility, including Prefects, Senior Prefects, Vice-Captains of School and the most coveted role of School Captain; all of these pupils are expected to act consistently well as role models to younger children and ambassadors of the school.

As a year group they take part in a Geography residential study trip to Dorset. After their final exams they benefit from a bespoke Leavers’ Programme including career talks, masterclasses with professionals, the opportunity to work together on a year group drama performance and a week away on an outward-bound activities course.

As each child’s Swanbourne education draws to a close, relationships and fond memories which have been built over many years stay with them for life. Once a Swanbournian, always a Swanbournian!

Upper School Routine

7s - TY
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 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:30amBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfastBreakfast
8 - 8:20amDay Pupils ArriveDay Pupils ArriveDay Pupils ArriveDay Pupils ArriveDay Pupils Arrive
8:15 - 8:25amRegistrationRegistrationRegistrationRegistrationRegistration
8:25amAssemblyChapelPT TimeChapelChapel
8:45 - 9:45amP1P1P1P1P1
9:45 - 10:45amP2P2P2P2P2
10:45 - 11:15amBreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11:15am - 12:15pmP3P3P3P3P3
12:15 - 1:15pm
1:15 - 2:15pm
Lunch 1/Period 4
Lunch 2/Period 4
Lunch 1/Period 4
Lunch 2/Period 4
Lunch 1/Period 4
Lunch 2/Period 4
Lunch 1/Period 4
Lunch 2/Period 4
Lunch 1/Period 4
Lunch 2/Period 4
2:15 - 3:15pmP5P5Matches, Games & Activities

School finishes at 4pm
P5P5
3:15 - 3:30pmLittle TeaLittle TeaMatches, Games & Activities

School finishes at 4pm
Little TeaLittle Tea
3:30 - 4:30pmP6P6Matches, Games & Activities

School finishes at 4pm
P6P6
4:30 - 4:40pmPM RegistrationPM RegistrationNo Prep

Evening Activities & Free Time
PM RegistrationPM Registration
4:40pmEnd of day 1 End of day 1No Prep

Evening Activities & Free Time
End of day 1End of day 1
4:45pm Prep
7s until 5:30pm
8s until 5:30pm
9s until 5:40pm
10s until 5:50pm
11a until 6pm
TY until 6:10pm
7s Cabin (Tue - Thurs)
Prep (Mon - Fri)

8s - TY Prep/Activities
7s Cabin (Tue - Thurs)
Prep (Mon - Fri)

8s - TY Prep/Activities
No Prep

Evening Activities & Free Time
7s Cabin (Tue - Thurs)
Prep (Mon - Fri)

8s - TY Prep/Activities
7s Cabin (Tue - Thurs)
Prep (Mon - Fri)

8s - TY Prep/Activities
5:30 - 6:15pmTeaTeaTeaTeaTea
6:15pmEnd of Day 2 End of Day 2 End of Day 2 End of Day 2 End of Day 2
6:20 - 7:20pmEvening ActivitiesEvening ActivitiesEvening ActivitiesEvening ActivitiesEvening Activities
7:20pmEnd of Day 3End of Day 3End of Day 3End of Day 3End of Day 3
8:15 - 8:45pm7s - 10s Lights Out7s - 10s Lights Out7s - 10s Lights Out7s - 10s Lights Out7s - 10s Lights Out
9 - 9:30pm11s & TY Lights Out11s & TY Lights Out11s & TY Lights Out11s & TY Lights Out11s & TY Lights Out

 

Handbook

Upper School Handbook 

 

 

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