The School Day

Places can be booked for our early drop off facility from 8:00am available for all Nursery and Pre-Prep children. All remaining children may be brought to school from 8:30am. The school day starts at 8:50am, with registration and assembly.  There is a mid-morning break for play and refreshments, and a full cooked lunch is served from 12:00pm.  There is an afternoon break for play and the school day finishes at 3:30pm. On some days after school activities run from 3:40pm to 4:10pm and after school care is available from 3:45pm to 5:45pm every day.

Diary of a School Day

Once the children have settled into school, a typical Reception day will be as follows:

  • First session: Registration
  • Assembly
  • Literacy
  • Break
  • Second session: Maths
  • Structured play / art / free choice play
  • Lunch
  • Third session: Variety of other subjects e.g. Science, History
  • Break
  • Fourth session: Art/Music/PE and story time


Each day, with the exception of Friday, assembly takes place  in the hall. Stories with a moral theme are read and discussed. On a Thursday morning we have a special assembly, in which we celebrate the children’s achievements. Swimming certificates or any certificates / awards they may have gained outside school will also be presented during this assembly.

During the school year parents will be invited to attend a special class assembly which is performed by the children. It is an opportunity for the children to appear in front of an audience and enjoy the experience. Following the assembly, parents are invited to stay for coffee with the teacher in the hall.

The Christmas concert, in which all children take part, is a much awaited finale to the Autumn term. This concert takes place at one of the senior schools; The Blake Theatre at Monmouth School for Boys or the Main Hall at Monmouth School for Girls.

The main basis of our worship is Christian, but we include stories from other religions.