Partnerships with Parents

Effective education depends upon the strength of the triangle that exists between the pupil, the parents and the School. When all three points of that triangle are pulling in the same direction, there is no limit to what can be achieved. Our philosophy is simple – we succeed together.

Our parents can always arrange face to face contact with any member of staff. As well as seeing Form Tutors at the start and end of the day, parents are welcome to arrange meetings with any teacher at any point in the term. Telephone conversations can always be arranged or parents may choose to communicate via email. 

Parents are kept fully informed of the progress of their children by means of half termly assessment grades and regular test results, reports and parent-teacher meetings. Parents have the opportunity to look through books containing their child’s work and are regularly informed of targets for improvement.

Parents are always encouraged to attend school events and their support for the school further enhances the atmosphere that characterises our school. There is a thriving Parents’ Association which puts on a programme of events throughout the year, allowing parents to mix socially, have fun and raise funds for the enhancement of our pupils’ school experience. 

It helps some of our parents enormously that we offer an extended School day from 7.45am to 5.45pm and we are very flexible in how these services are used.

The School Day

Registration 8.20am marks the beginning of the school day. Followed by Period 1 from 8.30am-8.55am which is Community Time. This period is dedicated to assemblies on Mondays, tutor time Wednesdays, hymn practice on Thursdays and Chapel on Fridays. Period 2 from 8:55am–9:35am, Period 3 from 9:40am–10:15am and Period 4 from 10:20am–10:55am. Pupils then enjoy a quick morning break until 11.20am.

Studying resumes with Period 5 from 11:20am–11:55pm and Period 6 from 12:00pm–12:35pm. A well-earned lunch break begins at 12.35pm and ends at 1.35pm.

The afternoon begins with registration at 1:35pm (except on Wednesdays for Year 5 – 8).

Lessons resume with Period 7 from 1:45pm–2:20pm, Period 8 from 2:25pm–3:00pm and Period 9 from 3:05pm–3:40pm. A final registration at 3:40pm–3:50pm concludes the school day.

Pupils enjoy a quick snack and playtime break from 3.50pm-4.00pm/4.15pm, then after school activities begin with clubs at 4.00pm-5.15pm. 1st prep is from 4.15pm–5.15pm and 2nd prep is from 5:15pm–5:45pm. Buses depart at 5.30pm marking the end of the day.

Pupils can either leave school at 3:50pm or stay for prep and activities, leaving at either 5.15pm or 5.45pm.

Most pupils participate in matches on Saturday afternoons and parents are invited along to watch and enjoy tea afterwards.


Saturdays begin with registration at 8.20am, followed by Period 1 which is an enrichment sessions for pupils. Periods 2 – 4 run from 8.55 – 10.55am. A short morning break until 11.20am  ensures pupils are re-energised for the remaining lessons. These begin with period 5 from 11.20  -11.55am and Period 6 from 12 – 12.35pm. The school day ends at 12.35pm.


Our pupils in Years 3 – 6 have the option to attend our Saturday morning Enrichment. These sessions run from 9.00am until 12:00pm and provide activity based experiences for the pupils to enjoy. Pupils sign up for a term at no cost and commit to their chose activity. The variety of activities to choose from gives our pupils to really get their teeth in to a project, sport or performance. Activities that have recently taken place include Cookery, Biathle, Performing Arts, Design Technology, Art, Cricket, Hockey.