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Life in Pre-Prep

Opening Hours

Pre-Prep is open for 50 weeks of the year from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

We also offer an early morning drop off-option from 8.00am in Little School.  

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 Miss Brittany Clark, Pre-Prep Lead Professional and Mrs Sam Tempest, Pre-Prep Deputy.  Mrs Katie Tyrie, 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

8.30am Pre-Prep Opens
Children and parents are welcomed by the Pre-Prep team.
9.15am – 9.30am Good Morning Time – an introduction to the day’s activities (planned around the children's interests).
9.30am – 10.50am Indoor and outdoor activities
10.50am – 11.00am Tidy up time
11.00am – 11.15am Key group time/preparing for Lunch.
11.15am –
Lunch in the School Dining Hall
12.00pm to 12.20pm Outdoor play
12.20pm – 12.30pm Rest time with story and rhyme time.
12.30pm – 2.25pm Indoor and outdoor activities 
2.25pm – 2.35pm Tidy up time.
2.35pm – 2.50m Key group time and snack.
2.50pm – 3.00pm Outdoor play.
3.30pm Home time

Early Morning Club (8am)

Early Morning Club is available from 8am in Little School 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.

Fun Club (3.30pm to 6.00pm)


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 Little School 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 and children do not need to wear uniform. They will access lots of additional activities whilst still following our Early Years educational programme.  

Days run from 8am to 4pm during the holiday weeks.

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.