Pupils begin to arrive at school from 08:00 onwards. Having dropped off their belongings in their Form rooms, the children then play outside or wander and chat until the school day officially begins at 08:20 when the Arch bell is rung. Then, pupils report to their form rooms for registration. Each year group is split into either two or three forms in Lower Prep (Years 3 - 5) and three or four forms in Upper Prep (Years 6 - 8).
The first lesson starts at 08:45. Lessons are 40 minutes long and there are three lessons leading up to morning break. Breaktime is 25 minutes, with snacks available and the children are free to play. Pupils are also able to bring healthy snacks of their own choosing. There follows a further two lessons, until lunch which starts at 12:30 in the Ashby Dining Room.
Lunchtime is 60 minutes long and pupils are able to play, chat or read in the Library whilst the years groups are invited in for lunch on a daily rotation.
From 13:30 there are three lessons, ending at 15:30. There follows a ten minute form period, where form Tutors get to check in with their tutees and see how their days have gone, ensuring everyone is organised with their evening Prep and prepared for the following day.
At 15:40 day pupils may be collected to go home, however, a significant number of children choose to stay for afternoon tea and participate in the Activities Programme from 16:00-17:20.
End of the day
The school day officially ends at 17:20. Day pupils sign out when their parents arrive or they may take one of the school buses home. If they are a boarder, they return to Cadogan House for the evening where they will complete their Prep and have some relaxation time with their friends after supper in the dining room.