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
Start and End of Day Procedure
All pupils should be in school by 8.30am. There is wrap around care provision from 8.00am for all of our pupils from Nursery to Year 6 who need to be dropped off at school early. Early Year pupils can pre-book Breakfast Club from 8am. Pupils who arrive before 8:15am should go to the Preparatory School Reception area where they will be supervised. All pupils arriving between 8:15am and 8:30am should proceed directly to the playground (Turkey Hall if it is raining) with their bags. At 8:30am the children proceed to their classrooms.
Nursery pupils are collected at 1pm or 4pm (end of sessions). Reception pupils are collected from outside their classroom at 3:30pm. Years 1 to 6 are to be collected from the courtyard at 3.45pm. If a child is attending a club, they should be collected at 4.30pm from the side gate. Pupils must be collected in person by an adult. If this is anyone but the parent or official guardian, your child’s class teacher or the Preparatory School Office must be notified in advance. Once children are collected by their parents, they are in the parent’s care and we ask that they are not allowed to run around in any of the parking areas or near the driveways as these can be very busy with cars turning, reversing and leaving the site.
Pupils departing by school bus will be supervised. Buses depart at 4.45pm. All pupils must adhere to the bus drivers’ requests and behave appropriately.
The School Day
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.
|8:50||Phonics / Reading / Assembly|
|9:15 – 10:30||Lessons|
|10:20 – 10:40||Break|
|10:50 – 11:40||Lessons|
|11:45 – 12:45||Lunch / Break|
|12:50 – 14:30||Lessons|
|14:30 – 14:50||Break|
|14:50 – 15:45||Lessons|
|15:45||Lessons end for Years 1 – 6|
|15:45 – 16:30||After School Clubs|
Breakfast Club (Year 7 and above) runs each weekday from 7.30am until registration – £5 a day (including breakfast).
After School Clubs – Reception upwards
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 SPS Office. Upon joining an activity or club, pupils are asked to commit themselves for the full term. Clubs generally commence on the Monday of the first full week of school. Spaces are offered on a first come first served basis and alternative options are provided if a club is over-subscribed.
Pupils in Reception to Year 6 are encouraged to participate in at least one activity per term. Pupils who wish to represent the school in sports teams are asked to attend the after school activity sessions for these sports. During homework club there is a quiet working atmosphere, conducive to pupils being able to complete their assignments to the best of their ability. Teachers supervising homework club offer assistance to those who need it.
Pupil supervision is offered from 4.30pm – 5.00pm for those parents who require it. Parents are asked to sign up for this at the start of each term. Further information can be obtained from Mrs Martin, Preparatory School Administrator.
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.
Supper Club runs until
Day Boarding runs until
Day and Flexi Boarding options are available for older pupils in the Prep School.
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.