The school day

Junior School

The Junior School Breakfast Club runs each day from 7.15am to 8.00am, at which breakfast and supervision are available for a small charge. Please contact the Junior School office for further information about the club.

From 8.00am all pupils are welcome to arrive at school for supervised activity until the official start of the school day, at 8.30am. From 8.30am pupils may go to their classrooms where they are greeted by their teacher. Registration is at 8.45am, by which time all pupils must be in school. The school day finishes at 3.20pm for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2; at 3.30pm for Year 3 and Year 4; and at 3.40pm for Year 5 and Year 6.

After-school supervised care, commencing with a light tea, is available from 4.00pm for a nominal charge. Homework club is available for those who would like to get a head-start on homework. A wide-ranging schedule of activities is updated each term and always includes highlights such as art & craft, dance, languages and sports. Clubs finish at 5.00pm and Twilight Club, which runs until 6.00pm is supervised by our classroom assistants.

Senior School

The school welcomes girls from 7.30am until the official start of the school day at 8.15am. Students may arrive before 8.15am only if their parents have completed an early arrival form and this is given to the Reception team - to download a copy of the early arrival form please click here. Students must arrive via the Senior School entrance on Bateman Street where they will be asked to sign in. For students arriving early breakfast consisting of a croissant and juice is available for £1 and should be eaten in the dining room. Registration is at 8.30am, by which time all students must be in school.

The school day finishes at 4.00pm. After-school supervised homework club is available from 4.00pm to 6.00pm Monday to Thursday and 4.00pm to 5.00pm on Fridays at no cost, for those who would like to get a head-start on homework and a wide-ranging schedule of extra-curricular activities is also available at lunch and after school. Students are invited to participate in a number of clubs each week, such as art & craft, dance, languages and sports.

Sixth Form

The school is open from 7.30am. Registration is at 8.30am, by which time all students must be in school. Sixth Form students will not have formal lessons throughout as they enjoy free lessons and private study time, enabling them to study independently and take responsibility for their learning. The last lesson of the day finishes by 4.00pm.


A typical day in boarding will see the girls woken up at 7.00am by one of our boarding housemistresses or a boarding prefect, in time for breakfast between 7.30am and 8.00am. After breakfast the boarders have time to get ready to join our day girls for the entirety of the school day, which begins at 8.45am with registration.

At the end of school, at 4.00pm, the girls are free to spend time in the boarding house and will be provided with a light snack. Girls in Year 7 to Year 9 will attend a structured activity between 4.30pm and 5.15pm – either a boarding activity or, if preferred, an extra-curricular club with day girls who have stayed after school. The boarders come back together as a community to eat dinner together at 6.00pm each day.

Weekends have a different format, with girls enjoying a brunch later on in the morning, before taking on the range of activities that the boarding community has to offer – find out more about boarding here