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Life in Pre-Prep

Opening Hours

Pre-Prep is open for 50 weeks of the year from 9am to 3.30pm.

We also offer an early morning drop off-option from 8.30am in Pre-Prep and an early morning drop-off in Old-School House is available from 8am.  

Fun Club offers care after school from 3.30pm to 6pm.

During the holiday periods days run from 8am to 4pm.

The Pre-Prep Team

The Management team comprises of Mr John Davies, Pre-Prep Lead Professional and Mrs Angela Pratt, Pre-Prep Deputy.  Mrs Sam Mason, Head of Early Years, oversees Pre-Prep.

Qualifications held by the Pre-Prep Key Persons include:

  • Level 6 Qualifications (all members of the team)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Early Years Professional Status 
Daily Routine in Term Time

During the day a range of activities take place

9am Pre-Prep Opens
Children and parents are welcomed by the Pre-Prep team.
9.00am – 9.15am Good Morning Time – an introduction to the day’s activities
9.15am – 10.10am Indoor and outdoor activities
10.10am – 10.20am Tidy up time
10.20am – 10.40am Snack time and time with Key Person
10.40am – 11.05am Outdoor play
11.05am – 11.20am Preparing for Lunch
11.20am – Noon Lunch in the School Dining Hall
12.00pm to 12.40pm Outdoor play
12.45pm – 1.00pm Rest time
1.00pm – 2.25pm Indoor and outdoor activities 
2.25pm – 2.35pm Key group time and snack time
2.35pm – 2.55pm Outdoor play
2.55pm – 3.15pm Story and rhyme time
3.15pm – 3.25pm Getting ready for home time
3.30pm Home time

Early Morning Club (8am)

Early Morning Club is available from 8am in Old School House and offers before-school care to all children in the Prep and supports those parents who need to drop their children off earlier.

At 8.30am, children are collected and taken to Pre-Prep by a member of the Pre-Prep team.

Early Morning Drop Off (8.30am)


Pre-Prep is open from 8.30am for children to be dropped off.  
Fun Club runs from 3.30pm to 6.00pm during term-time and is open to children in Pre-Prep, Reception and Years 1 and 2.  The Club runs in the Nursery building and offers a range of fun activities to excite and inspire, as well as offering a time when children can relax and play, at the end of the day. A light tea/snack is served during the first hour of Fun Club.

Holiday Periods

During the school holiday periods the Pre-Prep curriculum has a more relaxed focus of arts and crafts, so for those families who wish to take holidays during these times, they can be assured that children aren’t missing out on the educational programme.  During these weeks the children wear their own clothes and take part in the School’s Star Activities courses.

Days run from 8am to 4pm during the holiday weeks and Pre-Prep children ‘Little Stars’ may be joined by other children and supported by additional practitioners from the ‘Star Activities’ team.

A light breakfast is offered to children between 8am and 9am.

Parents requiring additional care between 4pm and 6pm are able to book their child onto a Star Activities ‘Twilight’ session.


A hot lunch is served in the School Dining Hall each day.  Pre-Prep children are accompanied by their key person to the Dining Hall and sit with them during lunch.

Children are also provided with a snack twice a day.  A piece of fruit is offered in the morning, followed by a carbohydrate based snack in the afternoon.  

Water is freely available through the day and milk is offered in the afternoon.

School Nurse
The School has an onsite full-time Nurse who oversees all medical matters and is available daily during term time, to advise staff and support families.