Prep School

School Day – Prep

an outline

Pupils in the Prep school demonstrate a strong appreciation of the wider aspects of life, encouraged by the stimulating range of activities offered by the teaching.

ISI Inspection 2020

Our school day is organised to provide maximum time for learning across a balanced curriculum.

Although the school day begins at 8:30am, pupils may arrive from 8:00am.

Below is an outline of our school day. At the start of the academic year pupils will receive a copy of their specific class timetable. Please note that timings differ slightly between KS1 and KS2.

8:50Phonics / Reading / Assembly
9:15 – 10:30Lessons
10:20 – 10:40Break
10:50 – 11:40Lessons
11:45 – 12:45Lunch / Break
12:50 – 14:30Lessons
14:30 – 14:50Break
14:50 – 15:45Lessons
15:45Lessons end for years 1 – 6
15:45 – 16:30After School Clubs
16:45Buses Depart

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club (Year 3 and above) runs each weekday from 7.30am until registration – £5 a day (including breakfast).

Lunch & Break Time Clubs

Several clubs take place during lunchtimes and break times throughout the year.

Pre-Prep After School Care Club

If required, care can be provided for Pre-Prep pupils in our After School Care Club. It is held in the Art room and supervised by a team comprising Pre-Prep teachers and/or classroom assistants. During this time pupils are offered sandwiches and have a choice of activities such as drawing, puzzles, games and DVDs. On fine days the children may go outside on the playground. Parents may collect their children any time from 3.30pm to 5.00pm.

Pupils wishing to attend these sessions must complete a registration form at the start of each term. There is no charge for this provision until 4pm.

After School Clubs

Activities and homework club take place after school every afternoon from Monday to Friday from 3.45pm until 4.30pm.

The programme is distributed to parents and pupils at the beginning of each term. Under the supervision of their parents, pupils sign up for the clubs they wish to attend and return the form to the School Office.

Pupil supervision is offered from 4.30pm – 5.00pm for those parents who require it. One-off sessions are also available on request.

Supper Club

Supper Club runs until 6pm and is available for £10 per day. At 5.30pm pupils have supper in the Dining Room with choices of hot and cold food available every day.

Day Boarding

Day Boarding runs until 9pm for £20 per day. Dinner is served in the Dining Room from 5.30pm with choices of hot and cold food available every day. Pupils will then take part in evening activities with the boarders including Prep before being collected from the Boarding House.

Flexi Boarding

Day and Flexi Boarding options are available for older pupils in the Prep School.

Holiday Club

Child care is also available for children from 5 years to 15 years during school holidays (excluding bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year). See HIGH5 Sports and Activity Club for more details.



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