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The Weekly Timetable

In September, 2008, Eton returned to a pattern of 35 schools per week, each of 40 minutes. Chambers occurs every morning between third and fourth schools. Boys have their elevenses and masters meet in either school hall or upper school (pictured) to transact business, listen to announcements, and generally fraternise. These meetings are one of the main ways in which masters monitor the progress of boys since all masters can guarantee to find either a boy's house master or his deputy to discuss significant matters that require attention. Chambers is also the main occasion on which house masters discuss suitable punishments for boys who have over-stepped the mark with the head master and lower master in order that boys may subsequently by summoned to appear in the bill.

The table shows the structure of the week, including the timings of each school and some indication in some cases of some of the many other activities that can occur. Teaching occurs in all the unmarked schools.

The Structure of the Eton Week

 

Chapel

1st 
School

2nd
School

3rd
School

Chambers

4th
School

5th
School

Boys'
Dinner

Activities

After
Four

After
Five

Quiet Hour
  0835-0850 0900-0940 0950-1030 1040-1120 1120-1145 1145-1225 1235-1315 1315-1420 1420-1540 1630-1710 1720-1800 1815-1930

Mon

Chapel       Break     Lunch CCF/DoE     Tutorial
Tue Tutorial       Break     Lunch Major sports Minor sports Minor sports  
Wed Chapel       Break     Lunch Minor sports     Tutorial
Thu Tutorial       Break     Lunch Major sports Minor sports Minor sports  
Fri Chapel       Break     Lunch Sports practice     Tutorial
Sat Chapel       Break   Free Lunch Matches Matches Free Free

 Ten minutes between schools are allowed because some boys have a long way to travel from one side of the school to the other, for example in moving from a science school to art. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays are called "whole" schooldays; Tuesdays and Thursdays are called "half holidays".