At The Mount Junior School we want our pupils to enjoy their time at school – we know happy children learn.

Days at school can be varied; pupils may be out on a school trip, taking part in an afternoon concert, competing in a sports competition or exploring the school grounds.

The Mount Junior School typically follows a daily routine. The School day runs from 8.30am – 3.30pm.

After registration, a daily assembly takes place in the Junior School gym and is a chance for the school community to gather together re-emphasising our values and taking the time to reflect together.

Core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science are taught to year groups by Class Teachers during morning lesson time.  Lessons and teaching techniques are tailored to age groups and classes, for example Reception may be taught through construction and role play, whilst our older pupils have more focussed lessons preparing them for life in Senior School. During morning lessons, pupils have a 20-minute playtime.

Lunch is served at 12.15pm in The Terrace Dining Room. Our award-winning caterers prepare a warm nutritious lunch onsite each day. Menus rotate on a three-weekly basis and change each term to reflect seasonal food. An example of a weekly menu may be viewed here.

Afternoon lesson times are used to teach subjects such as Science, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Music and PE.  Year groups may join together and be taught vertically in these lessons. The Mount Junior School benefits from a spacious campus and lessons are often brought to life outside of the classroom. During afternoon lessons pupils have a 15 minute playtime.

The Mount Junior School operates an extended school day, offering a mixture of clubs and activities between 3.30pm and 5.15pm every day. We offer a wide range of different activities suitable for children of all ages.

Wraparound Care

We know that family lives are busy and so we offer wraparound care.  Breakfast Club is available from 7.30am.  After school activities run until 5.15pm and After School Care is available until 6pm.  Children in Years 3-6 may also stay for supper.  For details on the costs of wraparound care please visit the fees page.

A Typical Day at The Mount Junior School
7.30am Breakfast Club is available for Reception to Year 6 in the Pre-School classroom
8.30am Staff are in their classrooms and pupils can be dropped off.
8.45am Morning registration
9.10am Lesson time
10.40am Break time - known at The Mount as 'Choc Lunch'
11.00am Lesson time
12.15pm Lunch
1.15pm Lesson time
2.30pm Afternoon break
2.45pm Lesson time
3.30pm Activities. Prep Club for Year 3 – Year 6
5.15pm Activities & Prep ends. Pupils may transfer to After School Care
6.00pm After School Care ends (Supper available for Year 3-6. Collection by 6.30pm)