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School Years and Structure of the Day
Winchester House is a co-educational boarding and day school for children from age 3 -13.

 

We have recently launched our vision for Winchester House 2020. The most significant development is that from September 2019 there will no longer be academic lessons on a Saturday morning.  Please click here for further details. 

Nursery & Pre-Prep

Earliest arrival times: 7.45am for Early Birds Breakfast Club (which must be booked in advance) or 8.30am. Latest departure time: 6.30pm

Year Group Age School Day Day/Boarding Saturday School
Nursery 3/4

Morning 9.00am – 12.45pm, Afternoon 1.30pm – 3.45pm or All Day Sessions 9.00am – 3.45pm

(with optional Mini Winnies Club until 4.45pm and Mini Winnies Club Plus until 6.30pm)

Day No
 Reception  4/5 9.00am - 3.45pm (with optional Mini Winnies Club until 4.45pm and Mini Winnies Club Plus until 6.30pm)  Day  No
 Year 1  5/6 9.00am - 3.45pm (with optional Mini Winnies Club until 4.45pm and Mini Winnies Club Plus until 6.30pm)  Day  No
 Year 2  6/7 9.00am - 3.45pm (with optional Mini Winnies Club until 4.45pm and Mini Winnies Club Plus until 6.30pm)  Day  No

Upper School

Earliest arrival times: 7.45am for Breakfast (which must be booked in advance)

Or 8.20am (to go to tutor rooms for registration at 8.30am). Latest departure time: 6.30pm (unless boarding)

Year Group Age School Day Day/Boarding Saturday School
Year 3 7/8 8.30am – 5.00pm (prep is completed during school day) or 6.30pm (after prep, activities and tea at school) Day/ Weekly Boarding/ Occasional Boarding No
Year 4 8/9

8.30am – 5.00pm (prep is completed during school day) or 6.30pm (after prep, activities and tea at school)

Day/ Weekly Boarding / Occasional Boarding

No

Year 5 9/10

8.30am – 5.00pm (prep is completed during school day) or 6.30pm (after prep, activities and tea at school)

Day/ Weekly Boarding / Occasional Boarding

8.30 - 12.50**
Year 6 10/11

8.30am – 5.00pm (prep is completed during school day) or 6.30pm (after prep, activities and tea at school)

Day/ Weekly Boarding / Occasional Boarding

8.30 - 12.50**
Year 7 11/12

8.30am – 5.00pm (prep is completed during school day) or 6.30pm (after prep, activities and tea at school)

Day/ Weekly Boarding / Occasional Boarding (first two terms only)

8.30 – 12.50**

Year 8 12/13 8.30am – 5.00pm (prep is completed during school day) or 6.30pm (after prep, activities and tea at school) Day/ Weekly Boarding 8.30 - 12.50**

** Please note - from September 2019 academic lessons will no longer take place on Saturday mornings. 

Notes

Pre-Prep (Nursery through to Year 2) - Early Birds Breakfast Club is free of charge and offers the option of an early arrival of 7.45am for breakfast or alternatively children can arrive at 8.10am after breakfast where they will be supervised until 8.30am when they are taken to their classrooms. Children taking half day sessions in Nursery can opt to have lunch with us but we ask that you book this on a termly basis. Where available, the Mini Winnies Club option offers supervised play for children in Pre-Prep for an additional charge of £7.50 per session from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. The Mini Winnies Plus Club offers children the option of tea and last pick up at 6.30pm for a charge of £10.00 per session. There are also more structured After School Clubs offered each term which are charged to your school account. Further details are available from the Pre-Prep school office.  For more details about our Early Birds Breakfast and After School Clubs, please click here

Year 3 –8
All prep is completed during the school day. The normal school day finishes at 6.30pm after activities and tea. Parents may choose to collect their children at 5.00pm, before activities and tea. On Wednesdays the school day finishes at 4.30pm, except where children are participating in matches, when there will be a later finish time which will vary depending on match and venue.  We are pleased to offer an After School Club on Wednesday for children in Years 3-8 wishing to stay until 6.30pm.  For more details about our Early Birds Breakfast and After Schools Club, please click here

Saturday School
There is Saturday morning school for those in Year 5 and above. For those in matches, there will be a later finish time which will vary depending on match and venue.

Boarding

Year 3 –8
Weekly boarding is available to all children. Opt in weekends (1 per term) enhance this provision further.

Year 3-7
Trial nights for Year 3-6 pupils are available each term to try boarding for the first time with the aim to lead successfully into occasional boarding.

Occasional boarding (a regular commitments to at least one night a week) is available for all day pupils, dependent on availability of beds. If staying for more than one night, there is a strong preference that the nights are consecutive.

Year 8
Children either board on a weekly basis or are day pupils.