You can't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.
Michael Phelps

School Life

We ensure that every child who comes to Holyport College experiences a nurturing environment. Above all, we want all our pupils, staff and everyone involved in the school day to feel fulfilled and happy.

The daily timetable of Holyport College is based on that of a traditional boarding school, so there is a longer compulsory school day. This allows for greater breadth and depth in the curriculum, regular sessions of sport and physical activity, as well as opportunities to participate in a rich and varied co-curriculum, which includes music, drama, and other academic and non-academic pursuits.

The compulsory school day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 5.30pm (3.45pm on Fridays). 

After registration and assemblies or private reading, formal lessons starts at 9.00am.  The day includes seven 45-minute teaching lessons each day. On Mondays to Thursdays there are also two 45-minute co-curriculum periods when pupils have the option to participate in a wide range of activities or undertake one or two homework assignments.  As well as a lunchtime break, there are also mid-morning and afternoon breaks for all pupils and a short afternoon tutorial period.  The total number of contact hours for pupils is 32.25 hours each week. 

Our term dates are broadly in line with other local schools in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. However, as with most boarding schools, our pupils enjoy an extended holiday in October and at Christmas.