Pre-Prep (Reception to Year 2)
Running from 8.45am the formal Pre-Prep school day finishes at 3.45pm, with the after school activities programme running from 3.45pm until 6.00pm. Our youngest pupils are encouraged to make the most of the school’s extensive facilities (for example, the Art Room, Design & Technology Block, ICT Suite) as well as explore the beautiful grounds during structured learning sessions and at break and lunch. Pre-Prep pupils do not have homework or prep and Saturday morning school is a completely optional activity morning.
Prep School (Year 3 to Year 8)
For Lockers Park’s older pupils, the school day begins at 8.20am with tutor time followed by either Chapel or Assembly. Three lessons are followed by a 40 minute break to recharge. Years 3 and 4 then have two more lessons and lunch whilst Years 5 to 8 have a sixth lesson and lunch.
The Prep School’s youngest boys (Years 3 and 4) enjoy an hour of sport after lunch most days, with activities taking place on Wednesday afternoons. Popular pursuits include pottery, technology, tinkering with the model railway in The Train Room, music and drama. Football, rugby and cricket may be the leading sports, but pupils can try their hand at squash and badminton as well as extra-curricular activities such as tennis. We encourage boys to participate in and try out as many sports and activities as possible to get the most out of life at Lockers Park. Apart from Wednesday, when there are usually sports fixtures, afternoon lessons finish at 4.10pm, after which the boys are free to be collected or can stay for reading period and what we refer to to as ‘boarders activities’.
For Year 5’s and above, afternoon lessons are followed by sport or activities until the end of the day at 5.20pm. Day boys are welcome to stay for prep and supper (6.00pm) at no extra cost, with latest collection at 7.30pm.
A tailored boarder’s timetable operates each evening. This always features wind-down time with the chance to play table tennis, shoot some pool, or simply relax with a book. Boarding staff are on hand to ensure any learning work for the next day is completed too.
Saturday Morning School
Running from 8.20am through to 12.35pm, our Saturday morning school is an integral part of life at Lockers Park, with sports fixtures often following after lunch.