The School Day

A typical day at The RGS, Guildford in Qatar begins with the pupils arriving between 7.15 am and 7.45 am. Our Pre-Prep children must be escorted in to their classroom by their parents or carer and will be greeted by the classroom staff on duty.  Once school bags and lunchboxes are stored in personal cupboards, the children may go outside to play, under the careful supervision of our duty staff. From Year 4 onwards pupils may be dropped off and can make their own way to their classroom in the morning. At 7.45 am the school bell will ring and all children will line up to be escorted to their classroom by their class teacher. It is essential that every pupil is in school no later than 7.45 am and we are very strict on good timekeeping. Registration is from 7.45am to 7.55 am and then morning lessons commence with three lessons before snack and playtime. Mid-morning lessons resume at 10.10 am, with a further two subject lessons before lunchtime and play. In the afternoon we have two subject lessons, followed by tutor time, with pupils finishing their studies for the day at 1.45pm. Nursery children may be collected from 1pm onwards. All children may take after-school activities until 3pm. For Nursery children we offer a crèche until 3pm and all other year groups may select from a wide range of after-school activities.


School Timings

7:15am   Earliest drop-off time
7:45 – 7:55am   Bell / registration
7:55 – 8:30am   Lesson 1
8:30 – 9:05am   Lesson 2
9:05 – 9:40am   Lesson 3
9:40 -10:10am   Snack / Play
10:10 -10:45am   Lesson 4
10:45 -11:20am   Lesson 5
11:20 -12:10pm   Lunch / Play
12:10 -12:20pm   Bell / Registration
12:20 -12:55pm   Lesson 6 Nursery children may be collected from 1pm)
12:55 -1:30pm   Lesson 7
1:30 -1:45pm   Tutor time
1:45pm   Pick-up time for those children who do not have ECAs.
1:45 – 2:00pm   Move to ECA / Snack
2:00-3:00pm   ECA
3:00pm   Collect from agreed ECA pick-up point. This will be outlined in the ECA