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Find out about the structure of our day, plus practical information about arrival, food and our Late Stay provision.

Arrival (City Pre-Prep) 

Kindergarten arrival

Please enter the school using the Kindergarten entrance which can be found on the lower ground floor at No 5, Brookside you are very welcome to take your child into the class to help them settle and get organised for the day.

Reception onwards arrival

Please enter the school using the St Eligius Street entrance and walk up the path into the Pre-Prep playground. The children will be met by a member of Pre-Prep staff and will go straight into their classrooms.

In every class there is a place for the children to store their book bags and their mid-morning snack.

Arrival (Madingley Pre-prep) 

Please enter the buildings by following the path to the right of the front door into the playground. The children go straight into their classrooms and you are very welcome to take your child into the class to help them settle and get organised for the day.

In every class there is a place for the children to store their book bags and their mid-morning snack.

snack and lunch time
 
Snack 

Please provide a healthy snack for your child this could be fresh or dried fruit, vegetable sticks, crackers, bread sticks, rice cakes or cereal bars.

Please do not send any nuts, products containing nuts or kiwi fruit as we have children with allergies to these. Milk and water is provided but the children are welcome to bring their own water bottles.

Lunch time 

Every day there is a choice of a hot meat or vegetarian dish. There is a different choice of dessert each day; fruit and yoghurt are always available as alternatives to this.

View our lunch menus

End of the school day and clubs 

Collection

If you are collecting your child at the end of the school day or after a club please make your way into the playground (at City Pre-Prep, please use the St Eligius entrance) where the class teacher, or club teacher will bring your child to meet you. 

If someone different is collecting your child who is either named on the emergency contacts list or the class teacher has met, please inform the  class teacher in person or in the Communication Book.

If you need to make arrangements for someone different to collect your child during the school day please email the school office.

If the person collecting your child has not met the teacher and is not on your emergency contacts list then they will need to bring a form of identification with them and we can only release the child into their care if we have received written confirmation from parents, an email is sufficient.

Late Stay 

Please book for your child to attend Late Stay in the Communication Book or via email by 3.30pm on that day. 

If your child is staying in Late Stay after 4.30pm there is a tea of sandwiches and fruit available, when making a booking please indicate what sandwich filling your child would like.

If you are collecting your child from Late stay at Madingley please ring the doorbell of the door at the main entrance. In the City Pre-prep between 3.30 and 4.10 please make your way to the Pre-prep playground via the St Eligius Street Entrance to collect your child. After 4.10 please ring the doorbell of the door on the lower ground floor at No 5 Brookside.

We run parallel lessons across our two sites in central Cambridge and Madingley

In Kindergarten, parents can choose the hours their child will attend, with morning, afternoon and all-day sessions on offer. All of them include lunch. By the time they get to Reception, the children are ready for a full school day.

 

City Pre-Prep

Madingley Pre-Prep

8.00am

School open – early morning activities

School open – early morning activities

8.45am

Registration – Kindergarten, Reception, Year 1 and 2

Registration – Kindergarten, Reception, Year 1 and 2

8.50am

Lesson 1

Phonics session

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9.50am Phonics session

9.10am Lesson 1

10.10am

Break

Break

10.30am

Bell and snack

Bell and snack

10.40am

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

11.20am

Lesson 3

Lesson 3

12.00pm

Lunch break

Lunch-time clubs

Lunch break

Lunch-time clubs

1.15pm

Registration

Registration

1.20pm

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

2.00pm

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

2.50pm

Assembly or Lesson 6

Assembly or Lesson 6

3.15pm

End of the school day – Kindergarten and Reception

End of the school day – Kindergarten and Reception

3.30pm

End of the school day – Year 1 and 2

End of the school day – Year 1 and 2

3.30pm

Clubs and Late Stay

Clubs and Late Stay

4.30pm

End of clubs

End of clubs

5.30pm

Late stay closes for EYFS

Late stay closes

6.00pm Late stay closes for KS1