King’s Ely Senior buzzes with activity, from early morning until long after the timetabled school day has finished. Students begin to arrive soon after 08:00 but should arrive no later than 08:20 in order that preparations can be made for lessons. The school day begins with a cathedral service, assembly, House assembly or tutorial. Each morning and afternoon contains lessons, sport or activities until 16:30. Lunchtimes are flexible to allow children to attend lunch-time activities.

There are no formal lessons on a Saturday but pupils are expected to represent the school in sporting fixtures, to be involved in rehearsals for productions and concerts, and to attend trips such as the Year 9 Ely Scheme camps.

Below is an overview of the school day at King’s Ely Senior:

08:25 – 08:40Tutors see TuteesBriefingTutors see TuteesBriefingTutors see Tutees
08:40 - 09:05CathedralTutor Time/Sixth Form AssemblyAssemblyTutor Time/House AssemblyCathedral
09:05 - 10:00Period 1Period 1Period 1Period 1Period 1
10:00 - 10:55Period 2Period 2Period 2Period 2Period 2
10:55 - 11:20BreakBreakBreakBreakBreak
11:20 - 12:10Period 3Period 3Period 3Games/Ely SchemePeriod 3
12:10 - 13:00Period 4Period 4Period 4Games/Ely SchemePeriod 4
13:00 - 14:00KES LunchKES LunchKES LunchKES LunchKES Lunch
14:00 - 14:50Period 6Games/EnrichmentPeriod 6Period 6Period 6
14:50 - 15:40Period 7Games/EnrichmentPeriod 7Period 7Period 7
15:40 – 16:30Period 8Games/EnrichmentPeriod 8Period 8Period 8