The structure of our day allows our students more freedom to develop the personal and academic attributes they will need to succeed in the next stages of their education.
Our school day is longer than that of most state schools, lasting from 08:40 until 17:00 (15:45 on Fridays). This means that, alongside a high level of contact time with their teachers, our students also have ample opportunity for a wide range of co-curricular activities as well as independent study, collaborative study, academic intervention or extension and enrichment activities.
Boarders also benefit from additional contact time with academic tutors in the evenings and from a full evening and weekend activity programme.
Another unique feature of the school is that the whole school community sits down to eat their lunchtime meal together. Students can choose from a wide range of hot and cold options and eat in the College refectory with the staff and with their friends. Students are not permitted to bring in packed lunches.