The Pre-Prep School Day

Before School Starts

Boys in Pre-Prep are welcome to attend Breakfast Club, which runs from 07:30 – 08:00 and has a small additional charge.

We additionally offer a free-of-charge Early Boys Club, starting at 08:00, where boys are supervised until 08:30, after which they will go to their classrooms.

The School Day

Registration End of Day
Reception 09:00 15:00
Years 1 & 2 08:30 15:15

After-School Options

We offer a variety of options for Pre-Prep boys wishing to stay at School after 15:00 / 15:15:

  • Boys can enjoy a variety of After-School Clubs, such as athletics, French or mindfulness yoga. Years 1 and 2’s clubs are all year round. After a settling in period, clubs for Reception boys start from the Summer Term. Reception clubs finish at 16:00 and Year 1 and 2 clubs at 16:15.
  • Our Stay and Play programme operates from 15:00 to 16:30. This takes place in our Reception Oakway building, so the boys can enjoy outside play, games and indoor activities freely. There is no charge for boys staying until 16:30, provided they are booked in.
  • Late Stay programme from 16:30 to 18:00 (additional charges apply). Please click here for full information.
Head’s Talk & Tours

Throughout July and August, our Headmaster, Will Phelps, is inviting future Beacon families to safely meet with him on our School site for a socially-distanced tour of our incredible school and an informal talk about your son and his education. Please click here for more details.

“The largest single sex Prep School in the UK, The Beacon still has an impressively inclusive, family feel to it, with a focus on pastoral care and turning out well-rounded boys.”

For a genuine insight into The Beacon, see our recent review from Muddy Stilettos.