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The school premises open at 8.15am with a breakfast service in the canteen. West Hill School cannot be held responsible for students on site before that time.

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.

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 5 minutes.