An SMH day

Day pupils and boarders are completely integrated at SMH.

Pupils arrive from 8am – the same time that the boarders are finishing breakfast – and thereafter all embark on the same programme of lessons, sport and activities. Safety is of paramount importance – children’s attendance in and out is recorded by fingerprint registration.

Day parent are free to decide to what extent they want their children to enjoy the boarding experience with a series of pick up times between 4pm and 7pm depending upon whether their child partakes in one of the many after school activities on offer, or stays on with the boarders for tea and supervised studies. Although we do not offer regular flexi-boarding day parents can also ask for occasional boarding for a charge.

A typical day will be a mixture of academic, sporting and extra curricular activities. Older children are streamed according to ability and we offer children learning support should they need extra assistance. We also track and monitor children’s progress to ensure they are getting everything they need from their education. Where children are particularly gifted in an area we make sure they are stretched to realise their potential. Our school timetable is age appropriate and the curriculum deepens as children get older. We have French and Spanish for all pupils and in Year 4 children are offered tuition on a musical instrument for one term for free. In Year 7 children start learning Latin.

Preparatory and Elements (Years 3-6) school day:  

 

PLAYROOM

8.00am

Prep/Elements Playroom

ASSEMBLY

8.20am

Whole school assemblies on Mondays and Thursdays.

Singing Practice on Saturdays.

Period 1

8.45am

Literacy

1st REC

10.10am

First REC

Lessons

10.30am

Numeracy

LUNCH

11.45pm

Lunch and Fingerprint Registration

2nd REC

12.20pm

 

Lessons

12.50pm

See Individual time tables

3rd REC

3.50pm

Third REC

ACTIVITIES

4.10pm

11+ Scholarship classes twice per week from September until Christmas for UE.

SUPPER/TEA

5.00pm

 

EVENING STUDIES

5.30pm to 6.00pm

Early Evening Studies

BOARDING

6.00pm

Boarders and any remaining day pupils will be supervised by boarding duty master/mistress until 7pm in Playroom(s).

 

Figures and Rudiments Years 7-8) school day:

 

PLAYROOM

8.00am

Playroom until 8:45am on Tuesdays and Fridays

ASSEMBLY

8.20am

Whole school assemblies on Mondays and Thursdays

Singing Practice on Saturdays.

Lessons

8.45am

Upper School Mass on Wednesdays

1st REC

10.40am

1st REC

Lessons

11.05am

Playroom Studies for 35 mins - 11.05am every Saturday morning in the Library.

LUNCH/REC

12.20pm

Figures lunch at 12.20pm.

Figures 2nd REC at 12.50pm.

LUNCH/REC

12.50pm

Rudiments lunch at 12.50pm

Rudiments 2nd REC at 12.20pm.

Lessons

1.20pm

Playroom Studies for 35 mins –

1.20pm every Wednesday afternoon.

3rd REC

3.10pm

Academic Detention on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Lessons

3.30pm

 

ACTIVITIES

4.40pm

 

SUPPER/TEA

5.30pm

 

 

EVENING STUDIES

 

6.00pm to 7.00pm

Remaining Upper School Day pupils study in the Tolkien Library under KS3 academic staff supervision.

 

Rudiments, Figures and EAL boarders will study in classrooms supervised by KS3 academic staff.

BOARDING

7.00pm

Final pickup time for day pupils.