'Being a single parent and working full time I know the importance of flexible childcare and I have found that Thorpe House meets this need without any fuss or questions asked. They are very accommodating.'

Pre-Prep and Prep Parent

Breakfast club

The school offers wrap-around care before and after the school day for those who require it. However, while we try to be as flexible as possible for parents, we do feel that it is not suitable for the youngest boys to spend extended time at school and so there are different arrangements for boys of different ages.

Our Breakfast Club is open to boys in Reception upwards. Breakfast of cereal or toast is served between 7:30am and 8:00am. There is a charge of £3.00 for this but boys who have already had breakfast at home can come for supervision only at a charge of £2.00.

Once breakfast club is over the boys go into the playground and are supervised by our Gap Year student. Boys in the Pre-Prep are taken down to the Pre-Prep building at 08:20.

After school club

This is a facility available to boys aged 5+ and there are different options dependent upon the age of the boy:

If a boy under 5 years needs occasional after school care this can be arranged on an individual basis by talking to the Head of Pre-Prep.

Reception boys over the age of 5 may remain for after school club and, although we prefer boys of this age to go home by 16:30, they can stay until 17:30 if necessary.

Those in Years 1 and 2 may stay in after school club at the main school until 17:30.

Those in Years 3 and 4 may stay until 17:30 but have the option to go to supervised prep on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when they have written homework, before transferring to after school club at 16:30.

Those in Year 5 upwards must go to supervised prep and then transfer to after school club while they wait to be collected, which must be no later than 18:00.

Charges for after school club

After school club for Years 1 and 2 and boys in Reception over 5 runs from 15:30 – 17:30 and costs £4.50 per hour. There is no charge for those waiting until older brothers finish their normal school day i.e. up to 16:00.

Boys in years 3 and 4 can attend supervised prep on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday until 16:30, free of charge and may then transfer to after school club until 17:30 for which there is also a charge of £4.50 per hour.

Boys in years 5 and above can attend supervised prep sessions from 16:00 – 17:00 free of charge, however there will be a charge of £4.50 if they wish to stay through to 18:00 in after school club. There will be no charge for boys waiting for the school bus.

Please note children aged 5 -7 can only spend a maximum of 2 hours per day in total in breakfast club/after school club.

Supervised prep

There is daily supervised prep for boys in Year 3 upwards; this runs from 16.00 – 17.30 and boys may stay for as long as they like during this time. Boys in Year 3 and 4 may go into after school club before and after they do their prep. Boys in Year 5 and above must stay in the prep room until 17.00, transferring to the after school club when they have finished their work.

Wrap-a-round Nursery care

Boys in Nursery have the option of arriving at 08.20 and finishing at 15.00, which is facility we introduced to offer our working parents more flexibility at the same time as giving those boys capable of coping with longer hours a taste of what is to come in Reception!

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