Wrap Around Care

Wrap Around Care – Available up to 48 weeks per year

The Pre-Prep day is from 8.10am to 3.30pm but, for busy parents who are working or needing extra hours childcare, we offer the following:

  • Early Birds club in the Nursery building from 7.30am
  • Clubs and/or Waiting House up until 6.00pm every night
  • 10 weeks of Mini Hi5 or Hi 5 Holiday Club: Open from 8.00am until 6.00pm.  The holiday club is only available to children who attend Copthorne Prep, and it is staffed by the school’s teachers and assistants. For further details please email hi5@copthorneprep.co.uk
  • 4-5 weeks of Baracudas (a separate company who operate a summer club at our school for children aged 4½ years and up). Further details can be found below.
  • Mini Hi 5 for 4-5 weeks in the summer holidays for 2 & 3 year olds


Barracudas Activity Day Camps, the UK’s favourite school holiday provider for children aged 4½ to 14 years will be open at Copthorne Preparatory School this summer! 80+ exciting activities including fencing, archery, aqua slide, motorsports, football, dance and much more! Barracudas offers flexible booking options with any combination of days and weeks during the summer holidays. Ofsted registered and high staff to child ratios, plus parents of Copthorne Prep School receive an extra £10 off per child per week if they quote code HSCH19 at the time of booking. Open summer 22 July – 23 August. Book now at www.barracudas.co.uk or call 01480 467 567.

Hi5 Information and Dates

Information Sheet
Registration Form

Spring Half Term
Monday, 17 Feb – Friday 21 Feb
Monday, 15 Jul – Friday 19 Jul

Easter Holidays
Monday, 30 Mar – Friday 3 Apr

Summer Half Term
Tuesday, 26 May – Friday 29 May

Summer Holidays
Monday, 6 Jul – Friday 10 Jul
Monday, 13 Jul 0 Friday 17 Jul

Mini Hi5 Only (Nursery & Reception) 
Monday, 20 Jul – Friday, 24 Jul
Monday, 27 Jul – Friday, 31 Jul
Monday, 3 Aug – Friday, 7 Aug
Monday, 10 Aug – Friday, 14 Aug
Monday, 17 Aug– Friday, 21 Aug

Autumn Half Term 
Monday, 19 Oct – Friday 23 Oct
Monday, 26 Oct – Friday 30 Oct

Christmas Holidays
Thursday, 17 Dec – Friday 18 Dec

Pre-Prep Contact Details

Copthorne Preparatory School
Effingham Lane
West Sussex
RH10 3HR

Pre-Prep Office: 01342 712365
Waiting House: 07593 708900

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Virtual Open Day

Another Virtual Open Day!


Our next Virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 October where we will share a link to an exclusive Open Morning page. The page will contain more information about our school and videos showing ‘A day in the Nursery/Pre-Prep/Prep School’.

Should you wish to speak to the Headmaster & Head of Pre-Prep in person, you are also invited for a 1:1 (socially distanced) chat at your convenience.

To book an appointment, or to register your place for the Virtual Open Day, please email our Registrar, Kathryn Billingham-West on headspa@copthorneprep.co.uk.