Early start / late stay

Our parents have busy lives, so we try to make things easier, with breakfast club from 7.30am, early stay from 8.00am and late stay until 6pm (complete with tea, play and fun activities). You can use the late stay facility regularly or occasionally, as and when you need it.

Station shuttle

To help with the school run, we run a shuttle minibus from Audley End station to the School for children from Year 1 upwards which leaves the Audley End station bus stop daily at 7.45am.

Breakfast club

Children from year 1 upwards can be dropped from 7.30am onwards to join our breakfast club, for which there is a small daily charge. Just let the school know by 12 noon the day before if you would like your child to take part.

Early stay

Early stay sessions, which are free, run from 8.00am each morning and are open to all children. Children the chance to play outside or inside, depending on the weather, before the school day begins, which they love – and so do their parents.

After early stay, children go to their form rooms to meet their form teachers – Prep pupils go at 8.20am and Pre-prep pupils go at 8.20am. Pre-prep children  are escorted to their classrooms.


All Prep pupils are expected to be in school ready for registration by 8.20am.

Late stay

Our late stay after-school club runs from 3.15pm to 6.00pm daily for Pre-Prep and from 3.40pm to 6.00pm for Prep children – we have a member of staff specifically to keep an eye on the younger children.

They are all given a healthy tea

Children with homework can get on with this, with support if necessary, and are then free to play or take part in an activity. We have games, such as table tennis, table football and snooker, as well as a number of crafts. The children can also use other parts of the school, such as the IT room and the sports hall.

In warmer weather, there are regular barbeques and the chance to play in the grounds and on the tennis courts. Den-building (with cushions and blankets) is especially popular.

Please click on the photo below for the Early Years Late Stay handbook.

Dame B's late stay