Our school day

Flexibility and choice for parents

Every day filled with learning, new experiences and friendship.

Our wrap-around-care is led by experienced staff and offers flexibility for busy parents.

Getting to school

To ease the school run, many older girls use our free minibus service at the start and end of their school day.

Explore our school day schedules below

Preschool

For further details and costs for Late Stay Club please see our fees information.

Drop off from 8.00am Pupils welcome to arrive for supervised activity
8.45am Registration 
8.45am Morning session
11.45am

Lunch (optional for half-day pupils)

12.30pm Afternoon session
3.30pm Preschool ends
3.30pm-4.00pm Preschool pick-up
4.00pm-6.00pm

Late Stay Club, with a light tea

Junior School

  • Before School Childcare from 7.15 to 8.00am for Years 1 to 6 (not Reception) - provided in exceptional circumstances with at least 24 hours' notice. Parents must provide their daughter's breakfast, and the cost is the same as after school provision.
  • From Year 1 onwards choose from our wide range of after school clubs.
  • Late Stay Club and Twilight Clubs are available from Preschool to Year 6.
    • Late Stay Club from 3.20 to 5.00pm - Girls are collected by a learning support assistant and eat tea together in the dining room. After tea, they choose from different play activities prepared by experienced supervisors. If the weather is fine, we encourage outdoor play.
    • Twilight Club from 5.00 to 6.00pm extends Late Stay Club.
  • From Year 5 onwards Late Stay at Mary Ward House is held from 6.00 to 8.30pm.

For further details and costs please see our fees information.

You can book a regular club in advance or reserve a space on the day by phone, email or a note to the teacher in your pupil contact book.

From 8.00am Pupils welcome to arrive for supervised activity
8.30am School day begins, teachers welcome children into classrooms
8.45am Registration (all pupils must be in school)
11.50am

Lunch

Girls have access to lunchtime clubs

3.20pm School ends (Reception, Year 1, Year 2)
3.30pm School ends (Year 3 and Year 4)
3.40pm School ends (Year 5 and Year 6)
3.20pm-5.00pm

Late Stay Club, with a light tea.

Homework club.

A choice of activities are on offer including art, craft, dance, languages and sport (updated each term).

5.00-6.00pm

Twilight Club supervised by our classroom assistants

Senior School

  • Early drop-off from 7.30am.
  • Free homework club 4.00 to 6.00pm (Mon-Thurs) and 5.00 to 6.00pm (Fri).
  • After-school activities girls enjoy exploring a wide range of skills and interests in our clubs.
  • Late Stay at Mary Ward House from 6.00 to 8.30pm.

For further details and costs please see our fees information.

From 7.30am        

Simply complete an early arrival form for the Reception team and your daughter can arrive from 7.30am.

Girls arrive via the Senior School entrance on Bateman Street and sign in. Early breakfast (croissant and orange juice) is available for £1.00 in the dining room.

8.30am Registration (all students in school)
4.00pm

School ends

4.00-6.00pm

Free supervised homework club (Mon-Thurs 4.00-6.00pm, Fri 5.00-6.00pm) - no fee.

A range of extra-curricular activities are available at lunch and after school. Students can participate in a number of clubs each week, such as art and craft, dance, languages and sport.

6.00-8.30pm

Late Stay at Mary Ward House

Sixth Form

  • After-school activities girls enjoy exploring a wide range of skills and interests in our clubs.
  • Late Stay at Mary Ward House from 6.00 to 8.30pm.
From 7.30am

Students welcome to arrive

8.30am Registration (all students in Sixth Form)
 

Sixth Form timetables vary depending on subject selections. Each timetable includes free lessons and independent study time.

4.00pm

Final lesson of the day ends.

4.00-6.00pm

A range of extra-curricular activities are available at lunch and after school. Students can participate in a number of clubs each week, such as art and craft, dance, languages and sport.

6.00-8.30pm

Late Stay at Mary Ward House

Late Stay until 8.30pm at Mary Ward House for day girls

From Monday to Friday, girls can opt to stay late (6.00-8.00pm) at Mary Ward House, our Boarding House.

Years 5 and 6 (Junior School)

  • Girls are collected from Late Stay Club and escorted to Mary Ward House
  • Dinner served from 6.00-7.00pm
  • Collection by 8.30pm

Years 7 to 13

  • 4.00pm - Girls buddy-up with a Boarder at the end of school, to walk to Mary Ward House (unless they have an after-school club)
  • A snack is provided
  • 4.45-5.30pm - Years 7 to 9 enjoy a supervised, in-house activity (Tues-Thurs only)
  • 6.00-7.00pm - Dinner
  • 7.15-8.30pm - Years 7 to 9 supervised prep (Mon-Thurs only)
  • Collection by 8.30pm

For information and costs, please see our our fees information.

Boarders

Explore our typical week day and weekend routines for boarders living in Mary Ward House.

More about life at St Mary's Boarding School.