The School Day

Start and End of the Day

The School opens at 8:05am 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 Drama Rehearsals (for those required to attend) are usually from 10.30am.

8:30am Registration
3:15pm School day ends for the Pre-Prep: Kindergarten (Reception) and Transition 1 and 2 (Years 1 & 2)
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 some Kindergarten 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. 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) and 4:00 to 5:30pm, Senior House Waiters 4:20 – 5:30pm (Forms 1-6) and Whitfield Waiters (Forms 1 to 6) 4:20-8pm Monday to Thursday and 4:20-6pm on Fridays.

Costs of these facilities are available on our  Fees Schedule.

School Routines

Please do also consult our School Routines page which provides a guide to day-to-day practical information.  The Provision of Information page has links to other documents and policies which you might find useful.