Typical Day

Students attend lessons six days a week at Gresham’s from Monday to Saturday, a single lesson will last for 45 minutes.

There are typically eight classes a day, Monday to Friday. The timetable on a Saturday does not have lessons in the afternoon but hobbies and games practice and/or sports fixtures. The timetable varies throughout the week to accommodate co-curricular activities such as CCF and Games. Games take place Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with CCF and Service activities on a Friday. The timetable below indicates a typical Monday.

Sample Timetable
Breakfast for boarders 7.00 – 8.00am
Day pupils arrive in boarding houses 8.00am
Roll call 8.10am
Chapel 8.25am – lasts for approximately 15 minutes
Lessons begin 8.50am
Break 10.25am – 25 minutes
Lessons begin 10.50am
Lunch 12.30pm
There are two sittings for lunch to allow all pupils the opportunities to eat within their year groups.
Lessons 2.00pm
Break 4.30pm – 30 minutes
Electives 5.00pm – 5.30pm
Drama and music rehearsals take place, as well as an opportunity for one to one tutoring through our academic clinics.
Prep (homework) 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Prep is completed in the pupil’s boarding house.
Junior Tea 6.45pm
Senior Tea 7.00pm
Prep / Quiet hour 7.30pm – 8.30pm
This is voluntary for pupils and monitored by the Housemaster/mistress.
Pick up for Day pupils Day pupils can opt to leave on weekdays at either 5.30pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm or 8.00pm.
A set departure time should be followed for each term.

Each pupil is provided with a copy of their personal timetable and this will specify subjects, teachers and rooms.