Wraparound Care and Activities

Wraparound Care and Activities

Children grow up too quickly and we want those at Castle Court to have a real childhood. This is why we aim to make life at Castle Court fun and packed full of activity.

We offer a range of wraparound care and activities, including before-school care, and after-school care.

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Before-school care

Breakfast Club, which starts at 7:45am, is free of charge to Year 1 upwards. Children from EYFS (Reception, Badgers and Badger Cubs) are welcome by special arrangement, in which case a small charge is made.

The children are given cereal, juice and toast in the dining room where they are supervised by teachers.

At 8:15am the older children are given the responsibility of taking the younger children to their classrooms where they start their school day.

After-school care

Badgers - Year 2

At the end of the school day, the children gather in the Badgers’ classroom and are given a chance to sit quietly, play or watch television to slowly unwind at the end of a busy school day. Some children are picked up or take the bus home at 4:15pm. Those who are staying until 4:45pm have tea in the Badger Cubs room, consisting of sandwiches, home-made cakes and juice.

Children who need to stay later then go back to the Pre-Prep where they participate in informal activities such as making jigsaws, playing board games, going to the school library or having creative fun. The latest collection time is 5:45pm.

A fee applies for after-school care from 4:15pm onwards.

Boys playing outside

Activities: Years 3 - 8

The activities on offer after-school for Years 3 - 8 vary from term to term. Recent terms have included:

  • Girl doing design and technologyFilm-making
  • Drama
  • Ancient Greek
  • Hockey
  • Pottery
  • Netball
  • Cross-country
  • Green fingers
  • Art
  • Horse riding
  • Outdoor adventures
  • Nerf gun wars
  • Model making
  • Textiles
  • Geo-caching
  • Swimming
  • Puzzles
  • Science
  • Maths enhancement
  • Lego robotics
  • Duathlon.

There is no charge for the majority of these activities.

Prep: Years 3 - 8

The school day for children in Years 3 to 8 officially ends at 4:15pm. Children can either go home, or stay for afternoon tea, followed by prep or activities. Tea is held in the main dining hall and consists of sandwiches, home-made cakes and fruit.

Prep begins at 4.45pm each evening and is held in a classroom supervised by a member of the teaching team. Prep ends at 5:45pm and no charge is made for this extra care.

Girl playing netball


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