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Students are welcomed on site from 8.00am and can use the canteen facilities. The library is open from 8:15am for private study and reading. West Hill School cannot be held responsible for students on site before this time.

Please note: the timing of the school day will change from September 2024. Please see below for these details.

Academic year - 2023-2024

The school day consists of five lessons. Boys should be in their form room by 8:40am, ready for the register to be taken at 8:45am. There is a morning break at 11.00am, of 20 minutes, and lunch is taken for a forty-minute period, between 12.20pm and 2:00pm. Lunch is timetabled into two sessions; Year 7 and Year 8 students are always on the first session at 12.20pm, Year 10 and Year 11 students are always on the second session at 1.20pm and Year 9 students are split over the two lunches.

Form Period/Assembly  8.45am - 9.05am 
 Period 1  9.05am - 10.05am
 Period 2  10.05am - 11.00am
 Break  11.00am - 11.20am
 Period 3  11.20am - 12.20pm
 Period 4  12.20pm - 2.00pm (including lunch*)
 Period 5  2.00pm - 2.55pm
After-school co-curricular activities  3.15pm
*Lunch Rota

First Lunch

(Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 B Band)

12.20pm - 1.00pm

Second Lunch

(Year 9 A Band, Year 10 and Year 11)

1.20pm -2.00pm

Co-curricular activities take place during lunchtime.

As of September 2024
Academic Year 2024-2025

The school day is structured around five lessons. Boys are expected to be in their form room by 8:35am, in preparation for registration at 8:40am. A morning break is scheduled for 11:00am, lasting 20 minutes, and lunch occurs during a forty-minute interval from 1:20pm to 2:00pm.

Form Period/Assembly 8.40am - 9.00am
 Period 1  9.00am - 10.00am
 Period 2  10.00am - 11.00am
 Break  11.00am - 11.20am
 Period 3  11.20am - 12.20pm
 Period 4  12.20pm - 1.20pm
Lunch (including co-curricular activities*) 1.20pm - 2.00pm
 Period 5  2.00pm - 2.55pm
After-school co-curricular activities  3.10pm onwards

Themed Assemblies

Themed assemblies take place each week. These are designed to raise students' SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) experiences and are often delivered by the boys and their teachers.


The school day officially finishes at 2.55pm. We request that appointments to see any member of staff at the end of the school day should not be made until after 3.15pm.


The school reception is open during term time as follows:

Monday to Thursday 8:15am - 3:55pm
Friday 8:15am - 3:40pm

Outside these hours, the school number diverts to voicemail.

Reception is not open during school holidays.  Any enquiries should be sent by e-mail to

Total time in a typical week – 38 hours and 5 minutes.