There is never a dull moment at Lockers Park!
At Lockers Park, the school day officially starts at 8.30 am with Chapel but boys, including Day Boys, are welcome to come in as early as 7.30 am and join the Boarders for breakfast. (Day Boys may have breakfast and supper any day at no extra cost.).
After Chapel, there are lessons until a mid-morning break, followed by more lessons until lunchtime. Lunch is eaten in three sittings in our wonderful wood panelled Dining Room, often finishing with an enthusiastic rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ together with cake for the birthday boy’s classmates.
After lunch there is a mixture of lessons and sport until prep and, if taken, supper. There are often evening activities such as visiting lecturers, fun nights with bouncy castles, themed events and, once a year, the wonderful and mysterious Dark Tower game.
Afternoon sport is an integral part of every day at Lockers Park. Our team games are rugby, football, cricket and hockey and we offer individual sports such as tennis, squash, athletics, fencing and cross-country. The standard of sports performance is high and we have an excellent record against other, often larger, schools. Most importantly, we do our best to make sure that every boy represents the School in a team in his Lockers career and we work hard to allow the less confident sportsman to flourish. Matches against other schools are usually played on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
Saturday Morning School (Year 3 and above)
There are considerable advantages to Saturday morning school. The teaching timetable is less compressed, there are more opportunities for other educational activities, the whole week is less intensive than it would otherwise be, so boys achieve much more. To offset any potential weekend problems for parents we have fixed long weekends (called exeats) every three weeks and we are as flexible as possible with special weekend requests.
For children in the Pre-Prep, there is an optional activities morning each Saturday.