Being a full ‘Boarding School’, weekends are no less important or significant than weekdays.
Saturdays for the most part are similar to Tuesdays – full morning lessons followed by School sporting fixtures. With no prep in the evening, entertainment and other activities are organised throughout the year during Saturday evening. Low key but popular options are the socialising area of the School Shop (known as Stodge) for the Lower School, and the Crescent Club for the Upper School. Crescent has several dance floors playing different types of music, a snooker room and bar and is very popular. There are also frequent music events and Balls for particular year groups throughout each term and for those that wish to have a quieter evening, there is visiting between the Houses.
Sunday is a relatively quiet day. There is usually a whole School Chapel Service mid morning and the afternoon often involves a myriad of activity which could range from a music or play rehearsal to house match practice. Sporting facilities, the Library and Design Centre are open and there might be a House outing. It is one of few moments in the week to do relatively little and recharge – for after an early supper there is prep and, in effect, the start of a new week.