A Day in the Life of a Tudorian
7.40am The day, for a boarder, starts with breakfast. If it is a Wednesday, all girls in any one of the houses (Tudor, Stuart, Lancaster, or York) may attend a special house breakfast while the other houses meet up for a chat and to work on their term's project.
8.10am After breakfast, it is time to tidy the dorms.
8.20am Day girls arrive at school
8.20am All girls register with their group tutors in their group rooms, where they also collect all they need for the morning from their lockers.
8.30am Every Monday and Friday mornings girls attend Prayers. Every Tuesday and Thursday, girls are involved in group activites.
8.50am Lessons begin.
11.00am Morning break. Girls have fruit and biscuits in the dining hall.
1.00pm Lunch time. The girls make their way to the self-serve dining room any time between 12.45pm and 1.30pm.
The rest of lunch time can be spent freely. Girls spend the time with friends or attend one of the many clubs.
2.05pm Afternoon registration.
2.15pm Afternoon lessons begin.
4.25pm Tea time. Girls often do a variety of activites during tea time and it is up to them which activities they choose. Wednesday afternoons and tea times are especially busy as there are usually school matches as well as other clubs.
5.10pm Supervised prep begins in tutor rooms for the lower school and in study bedrooms for the older girls. All girls are expected to work quietly.
6.20pm Supper time.
After supper, day girls may go home, unless they have a club or match to attend. Boarders take part in extra-curricular clubs and activities and can then relax in their boarding houses, dorms and common rooms until lights out, the time of which varies depending on the house.
Sometimes there is a trip after school, although these generally take place at the weekends. This could be to the ballet, theatre, cinema, ice-rink or sporting event.
And then, a good night's sleep is welcome.