'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.

Breakfast Club is open to boys in Reception and above. Cereal or toast is served between 07.30 and 08.00 for which there is a charge of £4.00/day, but boys who have already had breakfast at home can attend for supervision only at a charge of £3.00/day.

Once Breakfast Club is over boys go into the playground and are supervised by our Gap Year student. Pre-Prep boys are taken down to the Pre-Prep building at 08.20.

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.

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.

We prefer Reception boys aged 5+ to be collected from After School Club by 16.30, but if necessary they can remain until 18.00.

Boys in Years 1 – 2 may remain in After School Club at Pre-Prep until 18:00. Years 3 – 4 may attend the main site After School Club until 17.30 but have the option to go to Supervised Prep on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when they have written homework. At 16.30 they will transfer to After School Club at the main school. Those in Year 5 upwards must go to Supervised Prep and then transfer to After School Club at 17.00 while they wait to be collected no later than 18.00.

Charges for after school care
After School Club for Years 1 – 2 and boys in Reception over the age of 5 years runs from 15:30 – 18:00 and costs £5.00/per hour or part thereof. There is no charge for those waiting until older brothers finish their normal school day (up to 16.00).

Boys in years 3 – 4 can attend Supervised Prep on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday until 16.30 free of charge. If they transfer to After School Club there is a charge of £5.00/per hour or part thereof.

Boys in Years 5 and above must attend Supervised Prep sessions 16.00 – 17.00 if they are still in school, which is free of charge. However, there is a charge if they transfer to After School Club after 17.00 which is £5.00/per hour or part thereof.

Any boys collected after 18.00 will incur a surcharge.

There will be no charge for boys waiting for the school bus.

Please note, children between the ages of 5 – 7 are restricted to 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 5 upwards; this runs from 16.00 – 17.00 and boys must stay for the full hour. There is an option to go to After School Club from 17.00 – 18.00.

Boys in Years 3 – 4 can attend Supervised Prep from 16.00 – 16.30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They may go to After School Club before and after they do their Prep.

Charges will apply if a boy attends After School Club.

Wrap-a-round nursery care

Boys can opt for the Early Explorers’ breakfast club from 07.30 and/or Explorers’ Cove after school club until 18.00.  The charges for this are £4/day for Early Explorers‘ and £5/hour for Explorers’ Cove.

Contact Thorpe House School

If you would like more information about the school, would like a prospectus or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Tyler, our registrar using the form below.

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