A typical day at Stover Prep School

All pupils should be in school by 8.30am when registration occurs. There is wrap around care provision from 8.00am for all of our pupils from Nursery to Year 6 who need to be dropped off at school early. Nursery pupils can pre-book Breakfast Club from 8am. Pupils in Reception – Year 6 who arrive before 8:15am should go to the Preparatory School Assembly hall (Turkey Hall) where they will be supervised. All pupils arriving between 8:15am and 8:30am should leave their bags in the Assembly hall and then proceed directly to the playground (or remain in Turkey Hall if it is raining) with their bags. At 8:30am the children proceed to their classrooms to be registered.

Afternoon Pick-up

Nursery pupils are collected at 1pm, 4pm or 4.30 (end of sessions). Reception pupils are collected from outside their classroom at 3:30pm. Years 1 to 6 are to be collected from the courtyard at 3.45pm. If a child is attending a club, they should be collected at 4.30pm from the courtyard. Pupils must be collected in person by an adult. If this is anyone but the parent or official guardian, your child’s class teacher or the Preparatory School Office must be notified in advance. Once children are collected by their parents, they are in the parent’s care and we ask that they are not allowed to run around in any of the parking areas or near the driveways as these can be very busy with cars turning, reversing and leaving the site.

Pupils departing by school bus will be supervised. Buses depart at 4.45pm. All pupils must adhere to the bus drivers’ requests and behave appropriately.

The School Day

Below is an outline of our school day. At the start of the academic year pupils will receive a copy of their specific class timetable. Please note that timings differ slightly between KS1 and KS2.

Prep School Day Structure
8.40am -9.00am Assemblies, Form time, Pre-teaching/Interventions/phonics
9.00-9.40amPeriod 1
9.40-10.20amPeriod 2
10.20am – 10.40amBreak
10.40am – 11.20amPeriod 3
11.20am – 12.00pmPeriod 4
11.30pm – 1.00pmEYFS Lunch / Break
11:45pm – 1.00pmYear 1 & 2 Lunch / Break
12.00pm– 1.15pmYear 3 Lunch / Break
12.05pm – 1.15pmYear 4 Lunch / Break
12.10pm- 1.15pmYear 5 & 6 Lunch / Break
1:00-1:45 pmPre-Prep Registration, Reading and or Lessons
1:15-1:45pmPrep registration, Accelerated Reader and or Lessons
1.45-2:25pmPeriod 5 (inc.Pre-Prep Break 2:20-2:40pm if required)
2.25pm – 3.05pmPeriod 6
3.05pm- 3.45pm



Period 7

Reception (Foundation 2) dismissal

EYFS After School Care

3:45pmYear 1-6 dismissal
3.45 – 4.30pmAfter School Clubs for Reception (F2) – Year 6
4:30pmCollection of After School Club children
4:30-4:45pmBus register (for pupils catching the bus)
4.45pmBuses Depart
4.30pm – 5.00pmPrep pupil supervision
5.00pm – 6.30pmExtended care for pupils aged 6+ in Boarding (pre-booked)

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club (Year 7 and above) runs each weekday from 7.30am until registration – £5 a day (including breakfast).

After School Clubs – Reception upwards

Activities and Homework Club take place after school every afternoon from Monday to Friday from 3.45pm until 4.30pm.

The programme is distributed to parents and pupils at the beginning of each term. Under the supervision of their parents, pupils sign up for the clubs they wish to attend and return the form to the SPS Office. Upon joining an activity or club, pupils are asked to commit themselves for the full term. Clubs generally commence on the Monday of the first full week of school. Spaces are offered on a first come first served basis and alternative options are provided if a club is over-subscribed.

Pupils in Reception to Year 6 are encouraged to participate in at least one activity per term. Pupils who wish to represent the school in sports teams are asked to attend the after-school activity sessions for these sports, where offered. During homework club there is a quiet working atmosphere, conducive to pupils being able to complete their assignments to the best of their ability. Teachers supervising homework club offer assistance to those who need it.

Pupil supervision is offered from 4.30pm – 5.00pm for those parents who require it. Parents are asked to sign up for this at the start of each term. Further information can be obtained from Mrs Martin, Preparatory School Administrator.

Supper Club

Supper Club runs until 6pm and is available for £10 per day. At 5.30pm pupils have supper in the Dining Room with choices of hot and cold food available every day.

Day Boarding

Day Boarding runs until 9pm for £20 per day. Dinner is served in the Dining Room from 5.30pm with choices of hot and cold food available every day. Pupils will then take part in evening activities with the boarders including Prep before being collected from the Boarding House.

Flexi Boarding

Day and Flexi Boarding options are available for older pupils in the Prep School.

Holiday Club

Child care is also available for children from 5 years to 15 years during school holidays (excluding bank holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year). See HIGH5 Sports and Activity Club for more details.