The School Week

Life at College is busy and engaging, with a full academic curriculum throughout the week, our Saturday Programme, and many co-curricular opportunities in the evenings and on weekends. Students are guided on how best to balance their academic and co-curricular pursuits, to ensure they also have time to relax and enjoy life in the Houses.

Below are examples of a typical weekday and Saturday for CLC pupils.

Monday to Friday

7.00am – 8.00am

Wake-up / opening of houses and breakfast

8.00am – 8.20am


Depart House, arrive and scan into main College site.

Register in Academic House Bases Monday to Thursday

8.35am – 8.50am

Prayers Monday to Thursday

Arrival time is 8.30am on Fridays

9.00am – 9.55am

Lesson 1

10.00am – 10.55am

Lesson 2



11.15am – 12.10pm

Lesson 3

12.15pm – 1.10pm

Lesson 4

1.10pm – 2.25pm

Lunch at House (boarders)

Lunch at Bayshill Court (day)

Lunch at Garden Common Room (those staying for lunchtime activities)

2.30pm – 3.25pm

Lesson 5 or Enrichment / PSHE / Field afternoon (2.15pm – 4.15pm)

3.30pm – 4.25pm

Lesson 6 or Enrichment / PSHE / Field afternoon (2.15pm – 4.15pm)


Break / Tea at House or GCR if staying for activities

Junior pupils walk with partners (a bus runs in the winter)


Clubs / Societies

6.10pm – 6.15pm

Buses for day pupils (and for boarders in the winter)



7.00pm onwards

Prep Time (1 – 2 hours depending on the year group)

8.45pm onwards

In Dorms, Reading and Bedtime

LC1 – UC4 pupils hand in laptops, phones and devices

Lights out 9.15pm – 10.30pm depending on the year group

Saturday Morning


Wake-up / opening of houses

7.30am – 8.00am


7.45am – 8.30am

Detention time (when required)


Pupils arrive and scan into College


Session 1




Session 2


Morning College ends

12.30pm onwards

Lunch in Houses

Many pupils play in matches on Saturday afternoons

A programme of activities is provided for Junior pupils

All pupils attend the Saturday Programme, which runs from 8.30am – 12.20pm on Saturdays in term time. Sessions provide an opportunity for both academic lessons and an enrichment programme to extend pupils' education beyond the curriculum.

The programme breaks down barriers between subjects by providing opportunities for cross-curricular and vertical year group activities. It aims to be relevant, innovative and interesting for each year group in College and draws on the skills of College staff and external groups and speakers.

To give a framework and direction to the programme, it has been designed with inspiration from the RSA Opening Minds five categories of competences: learning, citizenship, relating to people, managing situations and managing people. New activities are continually being developed and added, making it a flexible and hugely valuable part of life at College.

For more information on our co-curricular opportunities on Saturday afternoons and Sundays, please visit our Weekends page.