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Daily Life

Daily life at St Peter's 8-13 is full of excitement and discovery. Alongside an inspiring curriculum, our pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities.

Each pupil will be given a Pupil Organiser in which to record both the set homework and their weekly timetable.

The days are divided as follows:

8.20am                     Line-up, House Meeting and Registration
8.30am                     Either Form, House, Chapel or Assembly
12.40pm                    Lunch
1.50pm                      Roll Call
2.00pm                     Afternoon School
4.00pm                     End of teaching day

From 4.10pm until 5.20pm there are optional activities and supervised prep clubs for those pupils who remain at school for various reasons.

On games afternoon (Tuesday for Years 4, 5 and 6 and Thursday for Years 7 and 8) some children will finish earlier than 4.00 pm and others later due to matches and extra practices.


On Saturday school begins at 8.20am but ends at 12 noon.


Dinner 6.00pm
(Prep and music practice 5.00pm to 6.00pm)


A typical day in the life of a chorister includes a rehearsal before school starts, followed by a rehearsal and Choral Evensong after school. The boys and girls share these duties equally. At weekends there are four services at the Minster, which are also shared.

Focus on Food

As a school which has been awarded The National Healthy Schools Award, we take food very seriously at St Peter's 8-13, recognising we need to create good eating habits which contribute to a healthy lifestyle, whilst satisfying the calorific needs of growing children and active sports participants.

We are also in loco parentis for our boarders, who eat breakfast and dinner all together in the St Peter’s School dining room with lunch at St Peter's 8-13 for junior boarders.

Our kitchens cook as much as is possible from scratch and our two Catering managers are also working to source as much produce as we can locally, thereby supporting local businesses and being cognisant of food miles. Some vegetables are grown in the school raised beds by pupils in the Gardening Club.

There is a Food Council, composed of staff and pupil representatives that meets regularly to discuss menus, selections and plan special themed events such as Halloween.

View our menu here.