A unique aspect of the education on offer at The Royal is our extended school day. This is where all pupils take part in mandatory after-school activities from 4-5pm as part of our enrichment programme to encourage and develop sporting, artistic and leadership skills in readiness for the future.
The school day begins at 8.20am for all sections of the school and teaching ends at 3.45pm. Most pupils, in both Primary and Secondary, remain for the ‘enrichment programme’ from 4-5pm, Monday to Thursday. This is compulsory for Senior pupils and provides sporting, cultural, aesthetic and academic activities which are central to the ethos of the school to broaden and develop ‘the whole person’. Pupils who do not want to be part of this kind of activity should not apply.
We also offer additional ‘wraparound care’ for those families who require their children to arrive at school before the school day begins, or remain with us beyond 5pm. This may include breakfast for your child; supervised homework time after 5pm, or even a hot evening meal along with our full-time boarders.
Wraparound Care is available for all pupils from Reception to Year 11 and can include occasional overnight accommodation from Year 7 upwards, if required.
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The final week of term will be a celebration of well-being through a host of character development activities. The week begins with the senior school sports day on Tuesday, 9 July.
On Wednesday, 10 and Thursday, 11 July, students will take part in a variety of house competitions and activities that will give them an opportunity to enhance a variety of skills such as leadership, teamwork, problem solving, creativeness and resilience through enterprise, drama and STEM activities to name but a few. During these days, students will also be off site taking part in a number of different activities that encompass our school values such as supporting community projects in the surrounding area and taking to the outdoors for some outdoor and adventurous activities. The school year is brought to a close on Friday, 12 July, with our final house competition. Students will need to use all their skills they have been developing throughout the year and during the week for this end of year extravaganza. We can’t tell you too much about the day as it will spoil the surprise!