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A Typical Junior Day

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While no two days are the same for pupils at our Junior School, a typical day looks a little something like this.

7:45am

Breakfast

A choice of hot and cold breakfast is available for Junior School pupils in the Senior Dining Hall from 7:45am to 8:35am – the perfect opportunity for parents to grab a bite to eat with their children at the beginning of the day. This is not supervised for Infant and Junior children, so they must be accompanied by an adult.

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7:45am
8:00am

Before-school supervision available

Junior pupils are welcome to join us in the Junior School Yard from 8:00am, where there is supervision available.

Before-school
8:00am
8:40am

Registration and Form Period

The school day begins at 8.40am with registration in pupils’ form rooms. This gives pupils a daily opportunity to organise their materials and discuss any issues with their form teacher.

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8:40am
8:55am – 9:15am

Assembly or House Meetings

After Form Period pupils often meet as a school for assembly or singing practice, or in their Houses for House meetings.

Assembly
8:55am – 9:15am
9:15am – 10:10am

Lessons

At 9:15 pupils begin their lessons, with each one lasting 55 minutes.

The subject areas covered throughout the week are: Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, Drama, Art, Design and Technology, Information Communication Technology / Computing, Music, Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Swimming, Games, and PSHE. Year 6 pupils are offered Food and Nutrition lessons as well as an introduction to Philosophy.

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9:15am – 10:10am
10:10am – 10:30am

Break

A chance for some fresh air, a snack and a drink and time to play with friends.

Break
10:10am – 10:30am
10:35am – 12:30pm

Lessons

Pupils have their second set of lessons of the day before lunch. Pupils may be splashing in the pool, mastering their Mathematics or writing their first great novel in English.

Second-lessons
10:35am – 12:30pm
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

Pupils make their way over to the Senior Dining Hall for lunch, during which time they have a wide choice from the menu which is cooked on site. Lunchtime is also a great opportunity for pupils to take part in a variety of co-curricular activities, as well as playing in the playground.

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12:30pm – 1:30pm
1:30pm – 1:50pm

Afternoon registration and Form Period

The afternoon starts with pupils enjoying focused pastoral time in their forms. The content of these sessions varies by year group and term but may involve pupils’ ‘Spotlight’ presentations (show and tell for the 21 st Century) or a ‘Headlines’ discussion (news and current affairs).

Afternoon-registration
1:30pm – 1:50pm
1:55pm – 3:50pm

Lessons

Pupils have their final lessons of the day. On Mondays Year 3 and 4 head to Valley Road for their afternoon of sport with Year 5 and 6 taking their turn on Fridays.

Final-lessons
1:55pm – 3:50pm
3:50pm – 3:55pm

Form period

Pupils gather their belongings and get ready for the end of the school day.

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3:50pm – 3:55pm
3:55pm

School ends

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3:55pm
4pm – 4:30pm

After School Club (free of charge)

Pupils who need to wait a little later to be picked up by their parents can stay for the start of After School Club until 4:30pm free of charge.

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4pm – 4:30pm
4pm – 5pm (approx.)

After school clubs and activities

Junior School pupils take part in a wide range of after school clubs and activities including Lego Club, Chess Club, Young Voices and Chinese Club.

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4pm – 5pm (approx.)