Wrap Around Care

We offer a variety of options for parents who choose not to take advantage of our boarding facilities but who still require supervision for their children outside of normal school hours.

Early Morning Drop Off

Pupils may arrive from 7.30 am where they will be supervised initially in the Rendall Room and after 8.00 am in their form rooms. Breakfast club is also available for pupils who do not have time to eat before leaving home. They join the boarders for a cooked breakfast each morning from 7.30 am. Places for breakfast club can be booked either on a weekly or ad hoc basis by emailing the school office.

After school activities / prep

Normal home time is at 4.40 pm (3.45 pm on a Wednesday) but for those who cannot be collected at this time we offer a range of after school activities to suit all tastes. Many of the activities are run by members of the teaching staff although a few require specialist coaches and these may incur an additional charge. Some of the older pupils make use of this time to complete their prep which avoids the need to work at home later in the day.


Tea is available for all pupils at 5.20 pm. Pupils expecting to leave at this time are supervised by the resident staff and gap students until they can be collected.

After tea supervision

After tea, all pupils join together to be supervised by the resident staff and gap students until they are collected. The final pick up time for day pupils is 6.00 pm.

Holiday care

The school runs its own holiday club ‘Hi5’ for ten weeks of the year (14 weeks for Mini Hi5). Hi5 is only available to pupils from the school and is managed and run by staff from the school. Open from 8.00 am until 6.00 pm it offers a range of fun activities to suit all ages including swimming, trips to the woods, adventure playground, baking, art & crafts, bouncy castle fun, ball games, team games and parachute games. For further details, please contact Hi5.


In the weeks during the long summer holiday when Hi5 (this does not apply to Mini Hi5 – more information can be found here) is closed, the school hire their facilities to an outside organisation which runs holiday clubs around Sussex.

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 25 July – 12 August. Book now at www.barracudas.co.uk or call 01480 467 567.

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