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Our school day

Explore an overview of the school day at each stage of our education.

 

Nursery

Our nursery children (3 – 4 year olds) are welcome to attend either a morning and/or afternoon session.

The morning sessions runs from 8.30 am until 11.30 am and the afternoon session runs from 12.30 pm until 3.30 pm.

For children that stay for both sessions the school day runs from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm.

Reception (age 4 – 5)

In Reception our school day runs from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm.

Time Session
8.30 am Doors open
8.40 am Registration
8.45 am Activities/learning time
11.30 am Preparation and lunch in the Refectory situated in the main College building. Lunch is followed by outdoor play/activities.
12.45 pm Afternoon registration followed by activities/learning time
3.30 pm School day ends
Pre-Prep (Form 1 and 2)

In Pre Prep our school day runs from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm.

There are four teaching periods of varying lengths, divided into appropriate lessons dependent on the curriculum.

We also offer optional activities at the end of the school day from 3.30 – 4.30 pm.

Time Session
8.30 am Doors open
8.40 am Buses arrive, registration
8.45 am Assembly: Monday (Houses), Wednesday (Liturgy), Friday (Performing Arts and Celebration Assembly)
9.00 am * Lessons (*9.00 am Monday and Wednesday / 8.45 am Tuesday and Thursday / 9.15 am Friday)
10.30 am Break
10.45 am Lessons
11.35 am Lunch in the College Refectory (Form 11.35 am / Form 2 11.40 am)
12.45 pm Break ends, registration
12.45 pm Lessons
2.15 pm Break (2.30 pm Monday / 2.00 pm Thursday)
2.30 pm Lessons
3.30 pm Optional activity programme
4.30 pm End of school day

Please note:

  • Monday afternoon break is at 2.30 – 2.45 pm to accommodate swimming
  • On Wednesday afternoons Form 2 attend Forest School during break.
  • Thursday afternoon break is at 2.15 – 2.30 pm to accommodate Mass.
  • On Thursday afternoons between 2.30 – 3.30 pm, alternate year groups attend Mass in St Hugh’s Chapel (Form 1) or St Edmund’s College Chapel (Form 2) once a fortnight.
  • On Friday afternoons between 2.30 – 2.45 pm, Forms 1 and 2 attend Sunshine assembly in St Hugh’s Chapel.
Prep (Form 3 – 6)

In Prep our school day runs from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm.

There are four teaching periods of varying lengths, divided into appropriate lessons dependent on the curriculum.

We also offer optional activities at the end of the school day from 3.30 – 4.30 pm.

Time Sessions
8.30 am Doors open
8.40 am Buses arrive, registration
8.45 am Assembly Monday (Houses), Wednesday (Liturgy) and Friday (Performing Arts and Celebration Assembly)
9.00 am * Lessons (* 9.00 am Monday and Wednesday, 8.45 am Tuesday and Thursday and 9.15 am Friday)
10.30 am Break
10.45 am Lessons
11.45 am – 12.00 pm Lunch in the College Refectory which is staggered for each Form Group: Form 3 11.45 am; Form 4 11.50 am; Form 5 11.55 am; Form 6 12.00 pm.
12.45 pm End of break, registration
12.45 pm Lessons
2.15 pm Break (if no games lesson)
2.30 pm Lessons
3.30 pm Optional activities
4.30 pm End of school day
4.40 pm Buses depart

 

College (11 – 16)
Our year groups are named after the stages of learning Latin:

  • Year 7 – Elements
  • Year 8 – Rudiments
  • Year 9 – Grammar
  • Year 10 – Syntax
  • Year 11 – Poetry

Year groups are grouped into:

  • Bounds (Year 7 – 9)
  • First Division (Years 10 – 13)

The school day (for day students) runs from 8.40 am – 4.30pm.

There are six teaching periods, allotted break times plus an activities hour at the end of the day.

 

Time Activity
8.40 am Buses arrive, Registration & House Prayers
9.00 am Lesson 1
9.50 am Lesson 2
10.40 am Morning Break
11.00 am Lesson 3
11.50 am Lesson 4 (Elements (Year 7 to lunch every day at 12.30pm)
12.40 pm Lesson 5a OR Lunch in the College Refectory (Rudiments to Rhetoric are on a weekly rota)
1.30 am Registration
1.40 pm Lesson 5b OR Lunch in the College Refectory (Rudiments to Rhetoric are on a weekly rota)
2.30 pm Lesson 6
3.30 pm Co-curricular session except Wednesday for Grammar and Syntax)
4.30 pm (4.25 pm on Friday) End of the school cay
4.40 pm (4.35 pm on Friday) Buses depart
Tuesday
1.35 pm Registration
1.40 pm Period 5
2.30 pm Tutor Period (Mass/PHSE/Tutor)
3.20 pm St Edmund Award/The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award/Community Service/CCF/Outdoor Activities
4:30 pm Extended day
4.35 pm Buses depart