The Boarding regime is based around defined structures however, our students lives are far from routine. Generally the following outlines indicate the patterns we follow, but we function with complete flexibility where needs and aspirations suggest it is appropriate. We have some students who, for example, get up regularly before 6am to swim before breakfast.
Daily Schedule - Monday to Friday
7.30am - Woken up by staff
7.45am - 8.30am - Breakfast in St. Martins
8.55am - 3.15pm - School - including lunch
3.15pm - 5pm - Free time
5pm-5.30pm - Evening Meal (Years 7-11)
6pm-7pm - Supervised Prep with member of teaching staff (Years 7-11)
7pm-9.30pm onwards - Free time and Lights Out according to age
5.40pm - 6.10pm - Evening Meal (Sixth Form)
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Private study (Sixth Form)
7pm - 10.30pm - Free time and in rooms by 10.30pm
9pm - 10.30pm - Optional study drop in with various teachers.
During free time, the sports hall, fitness suite, and playing courts are made available to Boarding students to use at staff discretion. Students are also allowed to sign out of Boarding on weeknights as long as they are staying in Crediton, whether it be to a friends house, to the shops, or the local tesco. However, the length of time they are allowed out, and the time they must be back at Boarding varies depending on age and circumstance.
On weeknights, it is possible for students to sign out to areas outside of Crediton, for example if they wish to attend a friends birthday meal in Exeter or go and see a film. However this is a special privilege given with staff discretion, and the student must provide details of the occasion for checks by a staff member before final decision.
On the weekends, students can sleep in but are expected down for lunch in St. Martins at 12pm. For early risers, breakfast runs from 7.30am until 10am and they pretty much have the day to themselves.
Most weekends students organise social events with friends and peers or participate in a variety of sports. An adventuous planned activity is organised as part of a defined programme throughout the year, sometimes simple trips to local places of interest are arranged, or perhaps just shopping fits the bill. Packed lunches are provided for these activities as necessary. For more information on activities that take place in Boarding please visit the Activities page using the link below:
Boarding has a student council made up from years 7-11 and Sixth Form students from St Martins, The Mount and Mountside. Its purpose is to ensure the student body, individually and collectively, has the opportunity to influence and inform an ever improving Boarding environment and participate fully in a happy and safe Boarding community. Its aims include creating a mechanism which allows student voices to be heard, to inspire students to seek out refinement and enrichment of the Boarding experience, to empower students to implement positive change in themselves and their environment and much more.
This council meets twice every half term with the executives meeting fortnightly. This years members are as follows:
President: Hanii Al-Kanaan
Vice-Presidents: Ben Jenkins, Jessica Chan, Elias Klossok, Justin Chung & Charlie Chau
Members: Leo Pun, Marco Leung, Eloise Hickman, Loa Lee-Marx
"Regular house meetings and boarders council sessions have ensured that students are empowered to influence the running of boarding." - Ofsted 2012
Boarding also holds house meetings which all students from their respective houses are required to attend. The newsletter "Boarderline" is released every month and circulated to all students, parents and guardians.
"Students have recently produced a newsletter, aptly titled Boarderline, to keep boarders and their families up to date with developments and activities." - Ofsted 2012
Last updated: 05 October 2012