Start and End of the Day
The School opens at 8:05am at Senior House (Forms 3 to 6) and 8:10am at Byron House (Kindergarten to Form 2) Monday to Friday. Byron House children go to their classrooms at 8:30am for Registration which closes at 8:40am. The school day ends at different times for different year groups as set out below. There is no formal schooling on Saturdays, though Senior House children are invited to participate in optional Sports Coaching from 8.30 - 10.00am; Drama Rehearsals (for those required to attend) are usually from 10.30am.
|12:15pm||School day ends for Kindergarten (Reception) on Wed*|
School day ends for Transition 1 and 2 (Years 1 & 2) Mon to Fri and for
Kindergarten (Reception) on Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri
|4:00pm||School day ends for Forms 1 and 2 (Years 3 & 4)|
|4:10pm||School day ends for Forms 3 to 6 (Years 5 to 8)|
* For Kindergarten children the school day will finish at 12.15 pm on Wednesday. For some children it may be preferable for them to finish at 12.15 pm each day and we are of course happy to consider this on a child-by-child basis and to reach, with you, what we consider to be the best arrangement for each child, until they are able to attend full time.
After School Care
On Wednesday afternoon when the Kindergarten children normally finish at 12.15 pm, we offer after school care until 3.15 pm (or 4.00pm if staying in Byron House Waiters). The children who remain for this entirely optional session will be engaged in play and other activities that will not be a part of the formal curriculum. We hope that this will prove of benefit to families in which alternative arrangements would otherwise need to be made for the care of children who could not be at home at such times.
On Monday to Friday we also offer a range of After School care facilities including Byron House Waiters from 3:15 to 4:00pm (Kindergarten to T2), Senior House Waiters 4:20 – 5:30pm (Forms 1-6) and Whitfield Waiters 5.30 – 8:00pm (Forms 1 to 6).
Costs of these facilities are available on our Fees Schedule.
Please do also consult our School Routines page which provides a guide to day-to-day practical information. The Getting to Know the School page has links to other documents and policies which you might find useful.