The school day is action packed and by the end of the week pupils are tired.  Hard work is expected in lessons and playtimes are a chance to refresh, relax and to genuinely ‘play’ - whatever the age of the pupil. Teachers eat lunch with their class and the meal is a sociable affair, for all ages. Prep pupils have two afternoons of Sport each week, including competitive matches and there are a range of activities for pupils to join both at lunchtimes and after school.  Friday afternoons is a time for the weekly cake sale, run by the Friends of Lorenden, and hugely appreciated by everyone!

Below is an outline of our school day.  More details can be found in the Parents’ Handbook section and in our Curriculum Policy.

8:00am

School opens and children are welcomed into their class by their teachers.  Pre-Prep and Prep pupils in school before the 8.20am formal start time can take advantage of ‘Early Work’ in their class.

8:20am

Formal lessons start across the school except for nursery who may choose ‘Early Birds’ from 8-8:30am, or arrive between 8:30 and 9am.  On Tuesdays Early Years and Pre-Prep have choir together at 8:20am.

8:40am

Assembly for the whole school on most days.

9:00am

Morning lessons, with a playtime midway through the morning.

12:20pm

Lunch for Early Years and Pre-Prep, followed by playtime.

1:00pm

Lunch for Prep, followed by playtime.

1:15pm

Afternoon lessons begin for Early Years and Pre-Prep, with a  short break midway through the afternoon.

1:50pm

Afternoon lessons, or sport, begins for Prep children.

3:15pm

The end of the day for Early Years.  Pupils joining After School Care are looked after by their class teacher until 3.30pm.

3:30pm

The end of the day for Pre-Prep pupils; after school care begins for Early Years and Pre-Prep.  Some after school activities for Early Years and Pre-Prep begin at this time.

3:45pm

The end of the day for Prep pupils.  Those joining homework club or after school activities are looked after by class teachers until 4:00pm.

4:00pm

After school care including homework club begins, after school activities begin.

4:45pm

Most after school activities finish.

5:30pm

Current latest pick up time from after school care.