The school day finishes for children in the Pre-Prep at 3:15pm (12:15pm for Kindergarten children on Wednesdays). Children in Forms KG to T2 are able to stay on after the end of the school day for ‘Byron House Waiters’, i.e. supervised care, from 3:15-4pm and separately from 4-5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Byron House Waiters from 3:15 – 4:00pm takes place in the children’s classrooms. Places are limited and priority is given to those children with older siblings being collected at 4.00pm. If there are still spaces available after the needs of siblings have been met, we shall be happy to watch over Pre-Prep children who travel home with older St John’s pupils. For these places, to ease traffic congestion, priority will be given to those who live some distance from Cambridge and for groups of children who travel together.
Members of the school staff supervise the children. There is no charge for this facility if your child has an older sibling currently in Forms 1-6. There is a charge for this facility for all children who do not fall into this category (please consult the Fees Schedule* for the current rate) and parents may book a place before the beginning of each term; you will receive an invitation to do so via the Portal during the holidays. Children in Byron House Waiters 3.15-4.00pm will also receive a snack.
Byron House Waiters from 4:00 – 5:30pm takes place in the Big Room on all days apart from Wednesdays when it takes place in the Byron House library. Places are limited to a maximum of 20 per day. Members of the school staff supervise the children. There is a half-hourly charge for this facility for all children (please consult the Fees Schedule* for the current rate) and parents may book a place before the beginning of each term. Children in Byron House Waiters 4:00-5:30pm will receive a second snack.
It is possible to request a place in Byron House Waiters on a casual basis if a place is available on the day. Please contact the Byron House Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 353817) if you wish to do so and specify your planned collection time.
Please note that bookings from the previous term do not automatically carry over. If your child has had a place in the previous term and you wish for them to continue to stay after school in the following term, please complete the online reply form. An invitation to do so will be sent to you via the Portal.
* If you are reading this page in the Summer Term, please click here to access the Fees Schedule which will apply from September.