Daily routine

The daily routine varies a little depending on the age of the pupils. Pupils are woken around 7.00am in good time to get ready before breakfast. The school day then begins from 8:15am. Pupils return to their boarding houses for bunbreak, lunchtime and to change for games. After the school day, pupils change into their casuals, have tea in House and then have free time or clubs until supper around 6:00pm, followed by staff supervised prep time. After prep pupils enjoy free time, activities and a bedtime snack before getting ready for bed. The three main meals are taken in the dining hall: Breakfast and supper with House staff and lunch with their tutor. We educate and encourage children to make healthy and appropriate choices from the wide range of food we provide.

Below is a summary of the daily routine for a junior house. Year 4 (8/9 years old) & Year 5 (9/10 years old):

Time Activity
7.00 Get washed and dressed
7.40 Breakfast in the dining room
8.25 - 8.30 Registration and Assembly
8.50 Lessons 1, 2 & 3
10.35 - 11.00    Bun Break (back at boarding house)
11.00 Lessons 4 & 5
12.10 Year 4 lunchtime; Year 5 lesson 6
12.35 Year 5 lunchtime
1.00 - 1.35 Year 4 quiet time, reading, form time
1.40 Registration in classrooms
2.50 - 4.15 Lessons 7 & 8
4.15 Sport or activities
5.45 Tea in boarding house, free time, activities
6.30 Supper
7.15 - 8.00 Prep
8.00 - 8.30 Activity - arranged by house staff
8.30 Get ready for bed, quiet reading time, lights out!

Food and health

The three main meals are taken in the dining hall with House staff. Each house has its own individual area and having been served their food they all sit at their house tables.

We educate and encourage children to make healthy and appropriate choices from the wide range of food we provide. Additional snacks are provided in House throughout the day. Boarders are invited to attend a termly meeting to discuss food and catering issues.

The Dragon Health Centre is open 24 hours a day. Qualified nurses are on hand to support houseparents and care for those children who are unwell or injured. A GP from the local practice visits daily and the dentist attends a clinic once a week.