Before and After School Care

QEGS Junior School provides out of school care for all boys, which offers parents flexibility and the reassurance that their son is well cared for after the end of the school day.

There is a small charge for After School Care payable on a termly basis. Parents can choose to register their son by term, or where necessary on a casual day-to-day basis.

Before School Care

Centenary House boys can be dropped off at 8.00am for before school care, before joining their classes at 8.30am. Before School Care is fully supervised and takes place in the Centenary House Hall. This service is free of charge. For boys in Years 3 to 6, the main junior school playground is fully supervised from 8.00am, before boys join their classes at 8.45am for the start of the school day.

After School Care

'Hoots' - Reception to Year 2
After school has finished boys can safely remain in a supervised classroom from 3.20 – 3.50pm. This classroom acts as a ‘Waiting Room’ to enable parents to collect younger boys just before older siblings. This service is free of charge. Boys requiring extended after school care attend ‘Hoots After School Club’. Based in the Centenary House Hall, this operates from the end of the school day and boys may be collected anytime up to 6.00pm. Boys can play games and use the Reception Outdoors area, as well as relax and enjoy a light tea of sandwiches and fruit

'Owls' - Years 3 to 6
Boys age 7-11 attend ‘Owls After School Club’ where they enjoy supervised activities utilising the computer suite, adventure play area and playground. Boys attending Owls go to the Junior School library at the end of school where they remain until 4.20pm when they are walked across to Centenary House. Boys enjoy a light tea of sandwiches and fruit before being collected by parents any time before 6.00pm. Boys are able to join OWLS following an after school activity such as Orchestra, Martial Arts, Football Club or Rugby Squad training.

After School Care Fees

The After School Care (Owls and Hoots) charges are changing for 2019-10.

The new charges will take effect from the beginning of the Autumn Term 2019 and are outlined below:

Hoots (Reception, Year 1, Year 2):

Collect by 4.00pm

£3.50 (includes juice and biscuit)

Collect by 4.30pm

£5.00 (includes juice and biscuit)

Collect by 6.00pm

£8.00 (includes light tea)

Owls (Year 3 - Year 6):

Collect by 4.30pm


Collect by 6.00pm

£8.00 (includes light tea)

Please see the Firefly Page: 'After School Care' for further information about this service

Key Facts

  • Before school care is available from 8.00am
  • After school care is available until 6.00pm
  • If a boy stays in After School Care beyond 4.30pm he will receive a light tea