Daily Routine

School hours are Monday-Friday 8.35am to 4.30pm. All pupils should arrive in school in good time to register at 8.35am. Day pupils may go home at 4.30pm. All pupils may attend Study Hall, a school activity or practice until 5.30pm. Day pupils are required to leave the campus at 5.30pm unless they are attending a school match or similar, or have the permission of their Head of House.

Daily routine for all pupils

Registration 8.35am
Chapel or Tutorial 8.40–9am
Period 1 9–9.35am
Period 2 9.35–10.10am
Break 10.10–10.35am
Period 3 10.35–11.10am
Period 4 11.10–11.45am
Period 5 11.45–12.20pm
Period 6 12.20–12.55pm
Lunch 12.55–2.00pm
Period 7 2–2.35pm
Period 8 2.35–3.10pm
Period 9 3.10–3.45pm
Period 10 3.45–4.20pm
Activities/Study Hall 4.30–5.30pm
Buses depart 5.30pm

Boarders’ daily routine


Breakfast 7.40–8am (except for school activities)
Morning break 10.10–10.35am
Lunch 12.55–2pm
Snack in dining hall 4.20-4.40pm
Prep (homework) in Study Hall or school activities 4.40-5.30pm (Yr 7-9)
4.40-6.15pm (Yr 10-11)
4.40-7pm (Yr 12-13)
Prep in boarding house, or quiet time 5.30-7pm (Yr 7-9)
6.15-7pm (Yr 10-11)
Supper 7-7.30pm
Prep, activities or free time 7.30-9pm
Registration in boarding house or at official activity 9pm
Free time and activities 9.05pm
Bedtime (according to year group) 9.30pm onwards


Sports teams practice and fixtures
Brunch 12.30pm
Boarders may sign out to visit Canterbury with permission of their House Parents 1pm
Supper 6pm
Free time and/or boarding activities 7pm until bedtime
Breakfast for pupils going on trips: full range of day trips offered throughout the year 8-9am
Brunch 10.30am-12.30pm
Boarders may sign out to visit Canterbury with permission of their House Parents 11.30am onwards
Supper 6pm
Study time and/or boarding activities 7pm until bedtime

Attendance at Chapel

The Chapel is the focal point of the school as it is the one place where the school community, or part of it, gathers daily to celebrate the Christian values upon which the School is founded. Chapel services start at 8.40am. Participation is as follows:

  • Monday: Chapel for the whole school
  • Tuesday: Senior Chapel (Years 10, 11, 12 and 13)
  • Wednesday: Junior Chapel (Years 7, 8 and 9)
  • Friday: Chapel for the whole school
Tutor periods take place when a year group is not in Chapel.

Meal Times

1885 – school cafe

Snacks are available to purchase from 1885 (the school cafe) at the following times:


Payment by sQuid: 1885 operates on a biometric cashless system.

Parents/guardians create a sQuid account and make payments using a web portal or app. Pupils can then make purchases from 1885 using their sQuid account. Parents/guardians can check balances, view transactions and top up the account as required.

Visit the sQuid web page

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Further details about scholarships and bursaries are available from the Registrar.