A day in the life of BIST boarders

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

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up (hand in laundry Tuesday and Thursday for Girls, Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Boys)
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:45 – ECAs (free time in Boarding house on Monday)
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Academic Development
  • 16:30 to 17:30 – Enrichment (compulsory) – Monday Arts and Crafts, Tuesday Sports, Wednesday Choice, Thursday Performing Arts
  • 17:30 to 18:00 – Dinner
  • 18:00 to 18:15 – Playtime with the Prefects
  • 18:00 to 18:30 – Return to Boarding to change and enjoy free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 19:30 – Rest and Relaxation (compulsory) Monday Yoga, Tuesday Board Games, Wednesday Child Choice, Thursday Team Time
  • 19:30 to 20:30 – Downtime, showers and ready for bed
  • 20:30 – Optional story, all devices handed in and lights out

Friday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:45 – Return to boarding house, get changed and free time
  • 15:30 to 17:00 – Enrichment Activities (optional)
  • 17:00 to 18:00 – Dinner
  • 18:00 to 18:30 – Return to Boarding house to enjoy free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:30 to 20:30 – Rest and Relaxation (optional but encouraged)
  • 20:30 to 21:00 – Downtime, showers and ready for bed
  • 21:00 – Optional story, all devices handed in and lights out

A Day in the Life of a Primary BDST Boarder

Monday and Friday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:45 – Time to get changed and have a snack
  • 15:10 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 – BDST prep (Monday only)
  • 19:30 to 20:30 – Downtime, showers ready for bed
  • 20:30 – Optional story, devices handed in, lights out

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 15:30 – Time to get changed and have a snack
  • 15:50 – BDST lessons
  • 15:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 – BDST prep
  • 19:30 to 20:30 – Downtime, showers ready for bed
  • 20:30 – Optional story, devices handed in, lights out

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

Monday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Optional ECA/free time in boarding house
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Free time with boarding staff
  • 16:30 to 17:45 – Academic Development
  • 17:45 to 18:15 – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 19:30 – R and R
  • 19:30 to 21:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 21:00 to 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:30 – Compulsory ECAs
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Free time with boarding staff
  • 16:30 to 17:45 – Academic Development
  • 17:45 to 18:15 – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 19:30 – R and R
  • 19:30 to 21:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 21:00 to 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out

Friday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Optional ECA/free time in boarding house
  • 17:15 – Roll call
  • 17:30 to 18:30 – Dinner
  • 18:45 to 21:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 21:00 to 21:30 – 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

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Time to get changed and have a snack
  • 15:10 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 – BDST prep (Monday only)
  • 20:10 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 21:00 to 21:30 – Devices handed in on a Monday, Students can keep them on a Friday, lights out

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:30 – Compulsory ECAs
  • 15:50 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 21:00 to 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out

A day in the life of a Year 10 Upper Boarder

Monday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Optional ECAs/free time in boarding house
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Free time with Boarding staff
  • 16:30 to 17:45 – Academic Development
  • 17:45 to 18:15 – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 20:30 – R and R
  • 20:30 to 21:30 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:30 – Compulsory ECAs
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Free time with Boarding staff
  • 16:30 to 17:45 – Academic Development
  • 17:45 to 18:15 – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 20:30 – R and R
  • 20:30 to 21:30 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out

Friday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Optional ECAs/free time in boarding house
  • 17:15 – Roll Call
  • 17:30 to 18:30 – Dinner
  • 18:45 to 21:30 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 21:30 – 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

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Return to boarding house to change/ have a snack
  • 15:10 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 – BDST prep (Monday only)
  • 20:10 to 21:30 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out (Devices do not have to be handed in on Friday)

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:30 – Compulsory ECAs
  • 15:30 – Return to boarding house to change/ have a snack
  • 15:50 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 to 21:30 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 21:30 – Devices handed in, lights out

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

Monday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – ECAs/free time in boarding house
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Free time with Boarding staff
  • 16:30 to 17:45 – Academic Development
  • 17:45 to 18:15 – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 21:00 – R and R
  • 21:00 to 22:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 22:00 – Lights out at the latest of 22:30

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:30 – Compulsory ECAs
  • 15:30 to 16:30 – Free time with Boarding staff
  • 16:30 to 17:45 – Academic Development
  • 17:45 to 18:15 – Dinner then return to boarding house to change and free time
  • 18:30 – Roll call
  • 18:45 to 21:00 – R and R
  • 21:00 to 22:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 22:00 – Lights out at the latest of 22:30

Friday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Optional ECAs/free time in Boarding house
  • 17:15–  Roll Call
  • 17:30 to 18:30 – Dinner
  • 18:45 to 21:30 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc.
  • 22:00 –Expected to be in rooms at 22:00

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

Monday and Friday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:50 – Time to change/ have a snack in the boarding house
  • 15:10 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 18:10 – BDST prep (Monday only)
  • 20:10 to 21:00 – R and R
  • 21:00 to 22:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 22:00 – Lights out at the latest of 22:30

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 06:00 – Optional morning mile
  • 06:20 – Wake up
  • 07:00 – Leave house for breakfast
  • 07:45 – Lessons begin
  • 14:30 – Compulsory ECAs
  • 15:30 – Return to the boarding house to change/ have a snack
  • 15:50 – BDST lessons
  • 17:35 – Dinner with BDST staff
  • 20:10 to 21:00 – R and R
  • 21:00 to 22:00 – Free time, Downtime, Showers etc
  • 22:00 – Lights out at the latest of 22:30

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.

  • 8:00 to 9:30 – Wake up and breakfast (compulsory for Students in Year 4 to Year 8)
  • 9:30 to 12:00 – Free time and activities for those not going on the trip
  • 12:00 to 13:00 – Lunch (compulsory)
  • 13:00 to 17:00 – Free time and activities including use of the Sports Hall
  • 17:00 to 18:00 – Dinner (compulsory)
  • 18:15 – Roll Call
  • 18:30 to 20:30 – Evening activities and pizza order
  • 20:30 to 22:00 – Students to follow bedtime procedures dependent on their year group

Sunday

  • 8:00 to 12:00 – Wake up and brunch (all students are woken by 11.00am)
  • 9:00 to 17:00 – Free time and activities including use of the Sports Hall
  • 17:00 to 18:00 – Dinner (compulsory)
  • 18:15 – Roll Call
  • 18:30 to 20:30 – Evening activities
  • 20:30 to 22:00 – Students to follow bedtime procedures dependent on their year group