After-School Activities

After-School Activities

One of the things that makes Maidwell Hall Pre-Prep special and unique is our comprehensive programme of after-school activities. It is an important way in which we support working parents – providing exciting, fun and educational activities for children up to the end of the working day.

After the regular school day finishes at 15:15, our pupils can remain with us until 17:30 and enjoy a vast range of stimulating and enriching activities. It means busy parents can rest assured that their children are having fun, expanding their experiences and developing skills in a safe and caring environment – right until they are picked up at the end of the day.

The majority of our after-school provision is included in the fees. The only exception is the Made Well activities delivered by external providers, such as taekwondo, ballet and swimming.

Our after-school schedule is divided into a number of sessions, outlined below. Parents can choose which sessions their children attend.

15.15 - 16.00 : Mindfulness Moments and After-School Activities

Mindfulness Moments

Day to day the Pre-Prep staff will set up a variety of fun activities to run simultaneously for the children to take part in, such as:

  • Cross stitch
  • Playdough
  • Jewellery making
  • Puzzles
  • Transient art
  • Drawing to music
  • Colouring
  • Story time
  • Relax Kids

The children can enjoy Mindfulness Moments for as many days a week as parents would like, or take up chargeable after-school activities run by specialists, which are also offered during this time slot.

Chargeable Activities

Monday Ballet with the Northamptonshire School of Dance at the NSD Dance Studios £8 per session
Tuesday Tennis with Mr Steve Biss from the Northampton County Lawn Tennis Club Approx. £6 per session
Wednesday Street Dance with Miss Emily £8 per session
Thursday Tae Kwon Do with Mrs Sarah Ginger £6 per session
Friday Swimming with Mrs Smith
Parents may request one swim a week for a term and Mrs Smith will organise groups by ability.
£8.50 per session

If an activity proves to be very popular, the group of children who have requested to join it can be divided into two smaller groups and swap between it and Mindfullness Moments, either on a bi-weekly or half termly basis.

16.00 - 16.30 : Second Grog and Spelling Practice

The children will enjoy a sandwich and drink in the Pre-Prep lobby, before practising their spellings if they are in Years 1 and 2.

16.30 - 17.20 : Stay and Play and Late Activities

The children will play outside in our Mini Wilderness or inside our Stay and Play classroom, which is dedicated to after school provision with different areas set up to aid creativity and fun!

They can also choose to take part in the below Late Activities, of which some are chargeable.

Monday Beaver Scouts with Mrs Stawt
For Years 1 and 2 only, running from 16.50-18.00.
Children who attend will not be able to take the minibus service home on Mondays.
£30 per term
Tuesday Golf with Mr Chadwick Included
Wednesday Football with Mr Gordon Included
Thursday Swimming with Mrs Smith £8.50 per session
Friday Multi-sports with Mr Benwell Included


17.30 : Prep School Pick Up

At 17.20 the Pre-Prep children are taken to the Prep School so that parents can collect their children outside the main entrance at 17.30.

Pick-up times and locations

The pick-up times for our Pre-Prep pupils are below. We ask parents to collect their children by 17.30. However, we do understand that parents can sometimes be delayed for a whole variety of unforeseen reasons. Because Maidwell Hall is also a boarding community, you can be reassured that there will always be staff here to look after your child safely until you can collect them.:

  • 15.15, Pre-Prep Lobby
  • 16.00, Pre-Prep Lobby
  • Any time between 16.30 and 17.20, Stay and Play Room
  • 17.30, Prep School
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