A Typical Day At Shapwick School

The teaching team at Shapwick School strive to make learning accessible and engaging everyday.

The school day for Years 4-11 is structured to provide teaching sessions which are achievable for our students in length and with frequent breaks for refocusing, as below;

0800   Breakfast for boarders in the school Dining Hall

0830 - 0845  Dailies arrive and sign in with the duty teacher

0845 - 0915  Tutor Time; a daily pastoral session in tutor bases following a tutor programme, troubleshooting problems, general pastoral support

Movement Time

0920 - 1010  Lesson 1

Movement Time

1015 - 1105  Lesson 2

1105 - 1120  Breaktime

1120 - 1210  Lesson 3

1215 - 1305  Lesson 4

1305 - 1350  Lunchtime; hot and cold lunches served for all in the Dining Hall and recreation time

1350 - 1400  Assembly in the Hayloft

Movement time

1405 - 1455  Lesson 5

Movement Time

1500 - 1550  Lesson 6

1550 - 1600  Breaktime

1600 - 1700  Enrichment Hour; a rota of activities and supported study

1700    Tea for boarders in the Dining Hall / dailies home

1745    Boarders back to Houses with Houseparents

Years 4-8 are in school for five days per week, Monday to Friday, and boarders enjoy activities/visits at the weekend.

Years 9-11 (and 6th form) are also in school on Saturday mornings, where it is not an exeat;

0800 Breakfast for  boarders

0830 - 0845   Dailies arrive

0845 - 0855   Assembly

Movement Time

0900 - 0950   Lesson 1

Movement Time

0955 - 1045   Lesson 2

1045 - 1100   Breaktime

1100 - 1150   Lesson 3

Movement Time

1155 - 1245   Lesson 4

1245    Lunch for boarders in the Dining Hall / dailies go home

1315    Boarders back to Houses with Houseparents