Late Collection Arrangements

Late Collection - KG-T2

In the event that you will be late to collect your child, we ask that you telephone the School as soon as is practicable on 01223 353817 to let us know what time you or your nominated carer expect to be able to collect your child.  If we have not heard from you we will continue to try to reach you on all the contact telephone numbers you have provided.

Pre-Prep children who are not collected on time (T1 and T2: 3.15pm Monday to Friday; KG: 3.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 12.15pm Wednesday, or 3.15pm for those staying for optional Wednesday afternoons) will be taken to Byron House Waiters 3.15-4pm, which will be charged at the normal rate as per the Fees Schedule*.  

If your child has not been collected by the end of Byron House Waiters at 4pm, they will be taken to Byron House Waiters 4-5:30pm, which will be charged at the normal rate as per the Fees Schedule*.

If your child has not been collected by 5:30pm they will be taken to the Boarding House and looked after by a member of the boarding staff.  In this instance, there will be an hourly charge (as per the Fees Schedule*) per child until they are collected from the Boarding House. 

Please see below for details of arrangements in the event that your child has not been collected from the Boarding House by 7:30pm.

Late Collection - Forms 1&2

Form 1 and 2 children who are not staying for a club or who are not booked into Senior House or Whitfield Waiters should be collected at 4pm. Any children who are not collected on time at the end of the day will automatically be taken to the Byron House Hall to wait with those children having tea prior to their extra-curricular club. All children waiting in the Hall will be provided with tea.  Any Form 1 and 2 children who have not been collected by 4.15pm, when clubs begin, will be taken to join Senior House Waiters, which will be charged at the normal rate as per the Fees Schedule.

If your child has not been collected by the end of Senior House Waiters at 5:30pm, they will be taken to the Boarding House to be looked after by the boarding house staff. In this instance, there will be an hourly charge (as per the Fees Schedule*) per child until they are collected from the Boarding House.

Please see below for details of arrangements in the event that your child has not been collected from the Boarding House by 7:30pm.

Late Collection - Forms 3-6

Only those children who are in a club, music lesson or ensemble, Senior House Waiters or Whitfield Waiters, should be in school after 4.20pm. Children who are still in school and are not in any of the above activities, or who have not been collected, will be taken to the Library to join Senior House Waiters, which will be charged at the normal rate as per the Fees Schedule

If your child has not been collected by the end of Form 1-6 Waiters at 5:30pm, they will be taken to the Boarding House to be looked after by the boarding house staff.  In this instance, there will be an hourly charge (as per the Fees Schedule*) per child until they are collected from the Boarding House.

NB: If you are collecting your child after 6pm you will need to ring the Boarding House mobile number to call a member of staff to let you enter the site as at that time the keypad will be disabled and reception will not be staffed.  We recommend storing the Boarding House mobile number in your favourites to always have it to hand.  The number is 07885 202086.

Please see below for details of arrangements in the event that your child has not been collected from the Boarding House by 7:30pm.

Collection after Clubs and Matches

At the conclusion of clubs and matches all children, who are normally collected from school, will be taken to North Drive to wait (please see Collecting Children from Matches). Children will not be allowed to wait for you outside school. This is also the case for Byron House Clubs that take place on the field or at the swimming pool. However, clubs that take place at Byron House itself will end at Byron House and therefore children should be collected from the main playground there.

Where a child is still waiting ten minutes after the scheduled pick-up time, they will be taken to the Boarding House where staff there will assume care for them until they are collected. In this instance, there will be an hourly charge (as per the Fees Schedule*) per child until they are collected from the Boarding House.

Please see below for details of arrangements in the event that your child has not been collected from the Boarding House by 7:30pm.

Arrangements for children who have not been collected by 7:30pm

As mentioned above, children who have not been collected by 5:30pm will be taken to the Boarding House to be looked after by the Boarding House staff.  In this instance, there will be an hourly charge (as per the Fees Schedule*) per child until they are collected from the Boarding House.

In the very unlikely event that your child has not been collected by 7:30pm and we have not heard from you or been able to contact you, the Headmaster and the Designated Safeguarding Leads will be informed and a decision will be made whether the School will need to contact children’s social care services.

 

* If you are reading this in the Summer Term, please click here to access the Fees Schedule which will apply from September.