An overview of the week for each of our individual Boarders

A day in the life of a Primary Boarder (Years 2 to 6)

Monday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up (hand in laundry Tuesday and Thursday for Girls, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Boys)

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.45pm – ECAs (free time in Boarding house on Monday)

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Academic Development

4.30pm to 5.30pm – Enrichment (compulsory) – Mon Arts and Crafts, Tues Sports, Weds Choice, Thurs Performing Arts

5.30pm to 6.00pm – Dinner

6.00pm to 6.15pm – Playtime with the Prefects

6.00pm to 6.30pm – Return to Boarding to change and enjoy free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 7.30pm – Rest and Relaxation (compulsory) Mon Yoga, Tues Board Games, Weds Child Choice, Thurs Thursday Team Time

7.30pm to 8.30pm – Downtime, showers and ready for bed

8.30pm – Optional story, all devices handed in and lights out

 

Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.45pm – Return to boarding house, get changed and free time

3.30pm to 5.00pm – Enrichment Activities (optional)

5.00pm to 6.00pm – Dinner

6.00pm to 6.30pm – Return to Boarding house to enjoy free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.30pm to 8.30pm – Rest and Relaxation (optional but encouraged)

8.30pm to 9.00pm – Downtime, showers and ready for bed

9.00pm – Optional story, all devices handed in and lights out

 

A Day in the Life of a Primary BDST Boarder

Monday and Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.45pm – Time to get changed and have a snack

3:10pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

6:10pm – BDST prep (Monday only)

7.30pm to 8.30pm – Downtime, showers ready for bed

8.30pm – Optional story, devices handed in, lights out

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

3.30pm – Time to get changed and have a snack

3.50pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

6:10pm – BDST prep

7.30pm to 8.30pm – Downtime, showers ready for bed

8.30pm – Optional story, devices handed in, lights out

 

A day in the life of a Lower Boarder (Years 7 to 9)

Monday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Optional ECA/free time in boarding house

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Free time with boarding staff

4.30pm to 5.45pm – Academic Development

5.45pm to 6.15pm – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 7.30pm – R and R

7.30pm to 9.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

9.00pm to 9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.30pm – Compulsory ECAs

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Free time with boarding staff

4.30pm to 5.45pm – Academic Development

5.45pm to 6.15pm – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 7.30pm – R and R

7.30pm to 9.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

9.00pm to 9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out

 

Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Optional ECA/free time in boarding house

5.15pm – Roll call

5.30pm to 6.30pm – Dinner

6.45pm to 9.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

9.00pm to 9.30pm – Devices allowed to be kept on a Friday night but expected to be in rooms at 9pm.

 

A day in the life of a BDST Lower Boarder (Years 7 to 9)

Monday and Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Time to get changed and have a snack

3:10pm BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

6:10pm – BDST prep (Monday only)

8.10pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

9.00pm to 9.30pm – Devices handed in on a Monday, Students can keep them on a Friday, lights out

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.30pm – Compulsory ECAs

3.50pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

8.10pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

9.00pm to 9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out

A day in the life of a Year 10 Upper Boarder

Monday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Optional ECAs/free time in boarding house

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Free time with Boarding staff

4.30pm to 5.45pm – Academic Development

5.45pm to 6.15pm – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 8.30pm – R and R

8.30pm to 9.30pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.30pm – Compulsory ECAs

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Free time with boarding staff

4.30pm to 5.45pm – Academic Development

5.45pm to 6.15pm – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 8.30pm – R and R

8.30pm to 9.30pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out

 

Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Optional ECAs/free time in boarding house

2.50pm – Free time with boarding staff

5.15-  Roll Call

5.30pm to 6.30pm – Dinner

6.45pm to 9.30pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

9.30pm – Students are able to keep their devices on a Friday, expected to be in rooms 9.30pm.

 

A day in the life of an BDST Year 10 Upper Boarder

Monday and Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Return to boarding house to change/ have a snack

3:10pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

6:10pm – BDST prep (Monday only)

8.10pm to 9.30pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out (Devices do not have to be handed in on Friday)

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.30pm – Compulsory ECAs

3.30pm- Return to boarding house to change/ have a snack

3.50pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

8.10pm to 9.30pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

9.30pm – Devices handed in, lights out

 

A day in the life of a Year 11 and Sixth Form Border

Monday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – ECAs/free time in boarding house

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Free time with Boarding staff

4.30pm to 5.45pm – Academic Development

5.45pm to 6.15pm – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 9pm – R and R

9.00pm to 10.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

10.00pm – Lights out at the latest of 10:30pm

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.30pm – Compulsory ECAs

3.30pm to 4.30pm – Free time with Boarding staff

4.30pm to 5.45pm – Academic Development

5.45pm to 6.15pm – Dinner then return to Boarding house to change and free time

6.30pm – Roll call

6.45pm to 9pm – R and R

9.00pm to 10.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

10.00pm – Lights out at the latest of 10:30pm

 

Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20amWake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Optional ECAs/free time in Boarding house

5.15-  Roll Call

5.30pm to 6.30pm – Dinner

6.45pm to 9.30pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.

10.00pm –Expected to be in rooms at 10pm

 

A day in the life of a BDST  Year 11 and Sixth Form Border

Monday and Friday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.50pm – Time to change/ have a snack in the boarding house

3:10pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

6:10pm – BDST prep (Monday only)

8.10pm to 9pm – R and R

9.00pm to 10.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

10.00pm – Lights out at the latest of 10:30pm

 

Tuesday to Thursday

6.00am – Optional morning mile

6.20am – Wake up

7.00am – Leave house for breakfast

7.45am – Lessons begin

2.30pm – Compulsory ECAs

3.30pm – Return to the boarding house to change/ have a snack

3.50pm – BDST lessons

5:35pm – Dinner with BDST staff

8.10pm to 9pm – R and R

9.00pm to 10.00pm – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc

10.00pm – Lights out at the latest of 10:30pm

 

A Day in the Life of a Weekend Boarder

Saturday

Every Saturday there is a Boarding trip, which students sign up to attend throughout the term. These can be found in the Trips section of the website and are displayed in the Boarding houses.

 

8.00am to 9.30am – Wake up and breakfast (compulsory for Students in Year 4 to Year 8)

9.30am to 12.00pm – Free time and activities for those not going on the trip

12.00pm to 1.00pm – Lunch (compulsory)

1.00pm to 5.00pm – Free time and activities including use of the Sports Hall

5.00pm to 6.00pm – Dinner (compulsory)

6.15pm – Roll Call

6.30pm to 8.30pm – Evening activities and pizza order

8.30pm to 10.00pm – Students to follow bedtime procedures dependent on their year group

 

Sunday

8.00am to 12.00pm – Wake up and brunch (all students are woken by 11.00am)

9.00am to 5.00pm – Free time and activities including use of the Sports Hall

5.00pm to 6.00pm – Dinner (compulsory)

6.15pm – Roll Call

6.30pm to 8.30pm – Evening activities

8.30pm to 10.00pm – Students to follow bedtime procedures dependent on their year group