Beginning/end of week/term routine

Full/weekly boarders have the option to arrive at school (or be collected from London Victoria) on the Sunday night before school starts on a Monday morning. On Fridays, weekly boarders can be collected from school or are escorted back to London Victoria.

Sunday evenings (weekly boarders)

7.00pm   –   Meet at London Victoria to be escorted back to Copthorne

Daily Routine (Monday – Friday)

7.05am   –   Wake up, showers, dressing, bed making
7.30am   –   Cooked breakfast in the Dining Room
8.00am   –   Teeth cleaning/tidying rooms
8.15am   –   Morning registration – school day begins

4.40pm   –   School day ends. Boarders go to after school activities
5.30pm   –   Tea (cooked meal)
6.00pm   –   Boarders upstairs to change out of uniform
6.15pm   –   Prep (Homework) or ICT Room to check emails/music practice/quiet time
7.00pm   –   Evening activities (swim, sports hall, tennis, cookery, barbeques etc.)
8.00pm   –   Snack (fruit, cereal, toast etc.)
8.20pm   –   Upstairs into dorms, shower, quiet reading time
8.30pm – 9.00pm   –   Lights out, depending on age

Friday evenings (weekly boarders)

5.30pm   –   Tea
6.15pm   –   Depart for Gatwick Express
7.15pm   –   Arrive at Victoria Station

Saturday/Sundays (full boarders)

The routines on these days will depend on the organised activities, the number of children in the boarding house etc. so timings are always flexible. There is usually one trip out at the weekends, often two, to places of interest/fun/educational benefit. These could include London Museums/attractions, Brighton, bowling, cinema, foot golf, Tilgate Park, Crawley, Hever Castle, Portsmouth Historic docks etc. Most boarders find that the weekends are the highlight of boarding at Copthorne – imagine having all your friends around you with a mixture of organised fun activities and free time! Boarders also make use of the wonderful facilities we have here at Copthorne, including the swimming pool, sports hall, woods, tennis courts, climbing tower and playing fields.


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Mrs K Billingham-West, Registrar
01342 712311

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