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The Daily Routine

The Daily Routine


The prep school day starts at 8.10am, with drop off from 8am, and concludes at 5pm for day pupils.  Supper and supervised prep are available to day pupils choosing to stay beyond 5pm.   

Pupils in Year 1 and 2 finish at 3.30pm daily, but have the option to stay for LEX activities until 5pm. They may also wish to join many  of our older pupils for supper, followed by some reading time with our matrons. 

We run an extensive minibus service that travels to nearby villages and towns before and after the school day.

You can view the full timetables for the different year groups below

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Wednesday afternoons see our pupils either hosting matches for other Prep schools or heading to 'away' games. 

Saturdays, LEX and Sport Fixtures

Saturday mornings offer the children in Year 5 and above the opportunity to participate in LEX.  This is our exciting programme of experiences and courses which helps develop our pupils into well-rounded, skilled and  confident young adults. Saturday LEX is optional, however many children enjoy coming into school to participate and spending such a varied and relaxed time with their friends.

Children who are selected to represent the school in a match on a Saturday afternoon are required to attend, whether or not they have participated in LEX during the morning.  The fixture list includes matches that can be home or away.  Each term, we have a number of Saturday afternoons when matches do not take place.  On these occasions, optional sporting and outdoor activities are provided for those day children who want to develop their skills and fitness further across a range of sports and for boarders who are staying in for the weekend.

Children in Year 1 to Year 4 do not come into school on Saturdays. Year 3 and 4 matches take place during the school day on a Tuesday afternoon. 

LEX@Lunch

A wide range of Lex@Lunch clubs are available daily, with the majority being 'drop-in' sessions giving the pupils a chance to try everything and discover their passion!

Pupils who hope to join the school will participate in a 'Taster' day (and night if interested in boarding) when they will be able to enjoy the full Clayesmore Prep School experience

Prep Y5 to 8 Daily Timetable

Time Programme
8.10am Tutor Time or Year Group Assembly
8.35am - 10.20am Lessons
10.20am Morning Break
10.50am - 12.35pm Lessons
12.35pm - 1.45pm Lunch and Lex@Lunch
1.45pm - 2.55pm Lessons (except Wednesdays which is matches/sport all afternoon)
2.55pm - 3.15pm "Muck" (Afternoon Break)
3.15pm - 5.00pm Lessons (Friday last lesson is Chapel)
5.00pm - 5.50pm Day pupils collect at 5.00pm; Supper at 5.15pm (day pupils may stay for supper); Minibuses leave at 5.50pm

Prep Y3 & 4 Daily Timetable

Time Programme
8.10am Tutor Time or Year Group Assembly
8.35am - 10.20am Lessons
10.20am - 10.50am Morning Break
10.50am - 12.20pm Lessons
12.20pm - 1.45pm Lunch and LEX@Lunch
1.45pm - 2.55pm Lesson (except Wednesdays which are matches/sport in the afternoon)
2.55pm - 3.15pm "Muck" (Afternoon Break)
3.15pm - 5.00pm  Lessons (last lesson on Friday is Chapel)
5.00pm - 5.50pm Day pupils leave at 5.00pm; Supper at 5.15pm (day pupils may stay for supper); Minibuses depart at 5.50pm

Prep Y 1 & 2 Daily Timetable

Time Programme
8.10am Phonics or Assembly
8.35am - 10.20am Lessons
10.20am - 10.50am Morning Break
10.50am - 12.00pm Lessons
12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch
1.00pm - 2.55pm Lessons
2.55pm - 3.15pm "Muck" (Afternoon Break)
3.15pm - 3.30pm Story Time
3.30pm - 5.00pm Pick up at 3.30pm or LEX 'til 5.00pm (optional)


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