Early stay – 8.00am

Your child may be dropped off at the School Reception in the Prep School at 8.00am. Breakfast can be booked if needed. Children will be brought to the Pre-Prep at 8.20am. Please see fee list for costings.

The school day officially begins at 8.20am. All children are expected to be in school by this time for registration. Staff will be in their classrooms ready to welcome the children.


ASSEMBLIES

On Mondays and Fridays, the children join the Prep School for assembly in the Singleton Hall.

On Wednesdays there is a Pre-Prep Assembly in our own hall and each week certificates are awarded to individuals for effort, attainment and good behaviour.

We celebrate birthdays during Pre-Prep Assembly. Children may bring in birthday cakes to share with their class, but please ensure that the products do not contain nuts.

On Thursdays there is a special singing assembly.


Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)

On Tuesdays the children have a class or year group PSHE session.


BREAK TIMES

During the morning break children are supervised by the teaching staff. We encourage children to play games which promote friendship and allow for individual needs to be respected.

A drink of water or milk is provided, along with a biscuit or a piece of fruit.

Children are not allowed to bring in sweets or non-fruit or vegetable snacks from home at any time, unless there is a specific dietary need.


LUNCHTIME

Lunchtimes are a happy experience with a choice of healthy foods and the company of the Pre-Prep staff who encourage and support the little ones. At lunch, children sit together in peer groups and are served by the teachers.

High priority is given to the development of good table manners. In addition to a choice of main meals there is a salad bar with a wide selection of fruit, salads and vegetables.

If your child requires any special dietary provision, please let us have the information in writing so we can cater for their needs.

After lunch children have an outdoor play time which is supervised by the teaching staff.

At the end of each day staff can report back on what the children have eaten.


END OF DAY

Afternoon classes finish at 3:30pm.

Children are dismissed by their teachers from their respective classrooms. A child will only be allowed to go with someone other than their parent, if the teacher has been notified in writing beforehand, stating the name of the ‘collector’ and who they are.

We provide optional after school care if needed.


LATE STAY

Late Stay is available from 3:30pm – 6:00pm. This is held within the Pre-Prep and supervised by the teaching staff. Children are registered and have a drink and a biscuit.

Children can be collected at any time between 3:30pm and 6:00pm.

Should you wish, your child can be provided with a high tea at 4:30pm or can stay to join the boarders for their evening meal at 6:00pm.

Late stay and high tea should be booked at the start of the day.


EVENING CARE

Should you need wrap-around care in the evenings children can go to the Boarding House after their meal and wait there to be collected.

Please see our fee list for costings.