Daily Routine & Rules

The rules which follow set out the code of conduct students are expected to follow during school activities. They should be regarded as both a framework for the smooth running of the School and the promotion of a caring society in which there is a place for all and in which all are valued for their contribution, in whatever form that might be.

The School Council and the staff have agreed the following:

Students Must

  • Arrive punctually at lessons, properly dressed, fully equipped and prepared to learn
  • Follow all directions, especially those relating to safety
  • Listen with respect to the teacher, and to other students when appropriate
  • Respect the property of other students, of staff and of the School
  • Allow students to learn, teachers to teach
  • Take personal responsibility for learning
  • Not use phones or other digital communication equipment during lessons unless allowed by the teacher
  • Wear the approved school uniform, including on journeys to and from School, in accordance with the School Uniform Rules.
  • Only leave the premises with permission.
  • Treat with care all school property, furniture and effects.
  • Report any accidents, emergencies or breakages, at once, to a member of staff.
  • Not play ball games anywhere on the main school site except that basketball only may be played on the sports hall yard and backyard.
  • Cross Exeter Street with great care and, when moving to and from Bishopgate, only by the Pelican crossing and when ‘cross’ is indicated.
  • When travelling to and from the school games field, use the pavement on the school side of Exeter Street, cross the slip road carefully and then use the underpass below New Bridge.
  • Obey any special rules that apply e.g. in laboratories, workshops, Sports Hall and the Dining Hall.
  • Follow the appropriate Codes of Conduct as drafted by the School Council.
  • Accept the authority of all members of staff and prefects.

Students Must Not

  • Bring to school or use or promote in school any solvent-based or tobacco products, (including any type of e-cigarette) alcohol, drugs (unless prescribed and notified to the School as required in the Home School Liaison Agreement) or other banned substances.
  • Bring to school or use: matches, lighters, weapons or knives of any kind, any material that is inappropriate or illegal for children to have such as racist or pornographic material.
  • Chew gum at school.
  • Wear jewellery of any kind when involved in school activities (apart from watches) except where allowed in the School Uniform Rules
  • Leave money or valuables unattended at any time.
  • Loiter in the changing rooms.
  • Play gambling games, or sell objects or food unless sanctioned specifically by a member of staff.
  • Go into the following areas unless instructed to do so by a teacher: laboratories, workshops, Sports Hall and Kitchen.
  • Tamper with any health and safety equipment, e.g.: fire extinguishers.
  • Play unsupervised ball games with hard balls.
  • Retrieve lost balls by climbing boundary walls, fences or roofs of buildings.
  • Eat or drink indoors in any room except the Dining Hall, unless directly supervised or given permission to do so by a member of staff.
  • Ride bicycles, motor cycles or drive cars onto the site without permission.
  • Switch on mobile phones, gaming devices etc. except as allowed in Rules for the Use of Mobile Phones.

Students Are Expected To

  • Conduct themselves politely at all times, both in and out of school, including when using public transport.
  • Treat others with respect and tolerance.
  • Protect the good name of the School by not creating or publishing any offensive material, either in digital (computer) or paper format.
  • Represent the School in the evenings and at weekends whenever required, given reasonable notice.
  • Submit work that is their own and not copied – unless copying has been authorised by a teacher.

Students Are Strongly Advised To

  • Wear helmets and suitable reflective clothing (and use lights) in poor visibility and also not to wear headphones when riding bicycles.

(Last updated - 2nd Aug 2021)


Daily Routine

NB: The school day will continue to start at 9am but from from 1st September 2022 lesson and break times will change.

Lower and Middle School

Sixth Form

9.00 Bell
Boys to Tutorial Rooms.

9.25 Registration ends.

9.00 Bell
Registration to take place by 09:20

 9.25 Registration ends.



All students arriving after 09.15am must report to Reception.

Morning Registration

In Tutorial Room by Tutor.

Afternoon Registration

During Period 7 starting at 01.45pm (Warning bell to be rung at 01.40pm).

Lesson Timings

Students must be at School by 08:55am, but must not arrive before 08.15am unless they have prior permission from DGB/MJJ/ZHL.

  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  
Period 1

09:30 - 10:00


Period 2

10:00 - 10:30



10:30 - 10:50
(10:45 Warning Bell)


Period 3

10:50 - 11:20


Period 4

11:20 - 11:50


Change Over

11:50 - 11:55


Period 5

11:55 - 12:25


Period 6

12:25 - 12:55



12:55 - 13:45
(13:40 Warning Bell)


Period 7

13:45 - 14:15


Period 8

14:15 - 14:45


Change Over

14:45 - 14:50


Period 9

14:50 - 15:20


Period 10

15:20 - 15:50



All students must leave the site by 4pm unless they are under staff supervision.