The School Day

The School Day

Timings at the end of the day are staggered to enable parents with children at different parts of the school to collect easily, and to alleviate traffic congestion. Parents are asked to assist by ensuring that pupils arrive at school in good time for registration and are collected promptly after school activities.


Pupils should arrive between 8.10am and 8.30am. This coincides with the start of the day throughout the school and enables parents with children in more than one class to easily drop children off. Parents and pupils should remain in their cars and drive around to one of the drop-off points. A member of staff will be there to greet you, open the car door and guide your child to the covered area. This is a drop off system with no parking for Reception to Year 2 pupils. Registration is at 8.30am and if absent at 8.35am will be marked late. 

Collection times are staggered at the end of the school day (Reception at 3.15pm, Year 1 at 3.30pm and Year 2 at 3.40pm) to help keep traffic moving. Parents should park their car and head to the covered area to collect their child.  Once collected, please return to your car and exit the car park promptly to allow space for the next year group. The children are not permitted to use any of the play equipment once they have been dismissed. There is a supervised Sibling Class available each day until 3.40pm for children with older siblings at the school. These children will be dismissed under the covered area and we ask that the Pre-Prep children are collected before Prep siblings.


Pupils in Years 3-6 arrive from 8.00am when morning clubs and groups begin. Morning registration takes place at 8.25am. 

At the end of the day, Years 3-6 are dismissed at 3.45pm.   Prep Club (a supervised homework club for children in Years 3 – 6) runs after school as do a variety of clubs and activities until 4.45pm.  

Caterham Prep School is committed to offering wrap around care for pupils before the start of the school day and at the end of the school day. Please click here for Wrap Around Care