The day's timings vary for Groups (Years 4-6) and Blocks (Years 7-8) pupils:

  • Blocks (Years 7-8)
  • Groups (Years 4-6)
Time Activity
8.15 Tutor bases open
8.20 - 8.30 With tutor
8.30 - 8.50

Mondays/Thursdays: Assembly

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays: With tutor

8.50 - 9.25 Period 1
9.25 - 10.00 Period 2
10.05 - 10.40 Period 3
10.40 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.35 Period 4
11.40 - 12.15 Period 5
12.15 - 12.50 Period 6
12.50 - 13.05 Tutor check-in (not on Tuesdays due to ensembles)
13.05 - 14.00

Lunch

On Wednesdays, pupils may go home at 14.00 if they are not representing the school in a fixture or undertaking Community Service.
On some Wednesdays there is also the option to go accompanied into Petersfield.

14.00 - 14.30

Period 7

14.30 - 15.00 Period 8
15.05 - 15.35 Period 9
15.40 - 16.10

Period 10

On Fridays, JAW runs in this slot until 16.30.

15.40 - 16.10

Period 10

On Fridays, JAW runs in this slot until 16.30.

16.10 - 16.30

Break

16.30 - 17.30 Period 11 (not on Fridays - boarders activity)
17.00 - 17.30 Period 12 (not on Fridays - boarders activity)
Time Activity
8.15 Classrooms open
8.20 - 8.30 With class teacher
8.30 - 8.50

Mondays/Thursdays: Assembly

Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays: Tutor Time

8.50 - 9.25 Period 1
9.25 - 10.00 Period 2
10.05 - 10.40 Period 3
10.40 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 11.35 Period 4
11.40 - 12.15 Period 5
12.15 - 12.50 Period 6
12.50 - 13.40

Lunch

On Wednesdays, pupils may go home at 14.00 if they are not representing the school in a fixture. They can also stay at school for a 'Green' until 14.45, when the day ends for them all. Activities are available until 17.30.

13.40 - 14.00

Mondays: Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Time

Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: Tutor, Reading or Library Time

Wednesdays: Extended lunchbreak/preparing for fixtures

14.00 - 14.30 Period 7
14.30 - 15.00 Period 8
15.05 - 15.35 Period 9
15.40 - 16.10

Period 10

On Fridays, JAW runs in this slot until 16.30.

16.10 - 16.15

Tutor base check in

On Fridays, JAW runs in this slot until 16.30.

16.10 - 16.30 Break
16.30 - 17.30 Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays: Homely Time for boarders/activities
17.30 Supper

 

Assemblies

We have two assemblies every week. This is a lovely time when the whole school come together in the Well. Staff and pupils take assemblies and share personal stories or topical events. Pupils sign up to ‘host’ an assembly. Colin, as Head, takes the Monday assembly to set the tone for the week and to reflect on the week that has passed.

Wednesdays

Wednesday afternoons are set aside for matches against other schools. Parents are welcome to come and support their child and enjoy a delicious match tea with other parents and staff. 

If not in a match, pupils in the Groups (Years 4-6) can go home or stay at school for a 'Green' - Dunhurst lingo for a lesson slot which can be used for prep or the scheduling of individual classes such as individual dance, music or learning support - until 2.45pm. If pupils need to stay later, activities are available until 5.30pm.

For pupils in the Blocks (Year 7-8), if not involved in matches, there are organised activities at school or on some Wednesdays there is also the option of visiting Petersfield in small groups of four accompanied by teachers. The majority of pupils choose to stay in school where they can relax at the school's Scoffs Café, sign up to Community Service, catch up on work or supervised music practice.

Saturday School

Saturday morning school is an important feature in Blocks 1 and 2 (Years 7 and 8) at Dunhurst. All Block 1 and 2 pupils are expected to attend school on Saturday morning from 8.45am to 1.10pm. Groups pupils do not attend school on Saturdays.