A typical day

Monday - Friday

06.45 Wake up
07.15-7.45 Breakfast in the dining room
8.00 Boarders leave for school
14.15 Sixth Formers may return to Mary Ward House
16.30-17.30 Supervised homework for Years 5 and 6
16.45-17.30 Years 7 to 9 attend a structured activity (Tues/Weds/Thurs)
18.00-19.00 Dinner for all
19.15-20.30 Supervised homework for Years 7-9 (Mon-Thurs)
19.00-21.00 Study time for Years 10 and 11
21.00 Bedtime for Years 5 to 7 (technology handed in 20.30)
21.30 Bedtime for Years 8 and 9 (technology handed in 21.00)
22.00 Bedtime for Years 10 and 11 (technology handed in 21.30)
22.00 All boarders to be in their bedrooms
23.30 All boarders in bed, lights out

*Year 5 and 6 boarders must only use their technology in areas where they can be seen be a staff member


Weekends have a different format, with girls enjoying brunch later on in the morning, before taking on a range of boarding activities.

08.00 or 09.00 Mary Ward House opens at 08.00 on Saturday and 09.00 on Sunday
09.30-11.00 Supervised prep for Years 7-9 in the First Floor Common Room (Saturday)
11.00-12.00 Brunch (optional)
18.00-19.00 Dinner (optional for Years 5-11 on Saturday, optional for Year 12 and 13 on Sunday)
Saturday 22.00 All boarders to be in their own bedroom or socialising quietly in common rooms. Year 7 upwards may keep their technology.
Sunday 20.30 onwards Bedtime and technology hand in, at normal weekday times.


There are many organised activities to keep girls busy during their down-time including craft sessions, dance and cookery classes, and regular trips are to places of interest, such as the London Fashion Museum or the Harry Potter Film Studios. Punting, bowling, the cinema and theatre trips are always firm favourites.

Many of our wider school facilities such as the Art and Photography Centre, Music and Textiles rooms, badminton and tennis courts are available to boarders. Girls also enjoy complimentary use of a near-by fitness centre and free entrance to the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

In between all the excitement and bustle boarding life, girls are encouraged to make time to stay in touch with family and friends.