A Student’s Day

Day-to-day life at The Swan School is different to the norm. We have a longer school day (except on Fridays), so that students can be taught a wider range of content and have more contact time with teachers. A longer day means there is time for enrichment activities for all students – we call these ‘electives’.

Electives are timetabled slots in which students choose from a range of enriching activities alongside the main curriculum. They can include specialised sport, music, drama, lectures and volunteering. They are a chance for students to explore existing passions and to discover new ones.

Some independent study is also completed at the end of the school day in a supervised study session, to get the balance right between work at school and supporting family time in the home.

Another distinctive feature of life at The Swan is lunchtime. Students and staff sit and eat a prepared meal together every day to promote healthy eating, caring for others, maturity and conversation skills. This communal approach helps students to engage in discussions with confidence and develop consideration for others. Breakfast and healthy snacks at break are also available.

TimeActivity
8.15-9.15am
School opens. Breakfast club (including free porridge for all) is available for all students. (Staff meetings and professional development 8.30-9am)
9.15-10.15am

Lesson 1
10.15-11.15am
Lesson 2
11.15-11.30am
Break time
11.30am-12.30pm
Lesson 3
12.30-1.10pm
Tutor time/assembly
1.10-1.50pm
Family lunch and break
1.50-2.50pm
Lesson 4
2.50-3.50pm
Lesson 5*
(Wednesday – electives)
3.50-4.40pm
Lesson 6
(Monday and Wednesday – electives)
(Tuesday and Thursday – prep/independent study)

*On Friday, school will end earlier