After School Care

Form teachers bring their classes to the front of the school to meet those collecting them. Please telephone the School Office should there be a delay in collecting a pupil on any occasion. The boy will be informed and sent to homework class to await the arrival of the person collecting him.

A variety of activities take place from 4.00 to 5.00pm and a full list of clubs and activities are published each term. Boys attending clubs are collected at 5.00pm unless otherwise advised. On their Games afternoon, boys should be collected from the ground, unless returning for an after-school activity.

Between 3.45 and 4.00pm those boys playing Games should get changed and those taking part in other activities should wait quietly in their activity area. Pupils should collect a snack from the dining room before the start of their activity. No snacks from home are allowed after school.

After School Club

This term's ASC Information Form can be downloaded from the 'Parent Forms' webpage

The After School Club (ASC) at Donhead runs from 4.00 to 5.55pm, Monday to Thursday. The boys are kept occupied with various games and activities, and given a light snack.

Booking Fee
There is no registration fee. The booking fee is per session or part-session attended (4.00–5.00pm and/or 5.00-5.55pm). Your son may arrive at any time after 4.00pm and you may pick up your son at any time, you need not wait until a session is finished, but you will be charged for each session or part-session attended. (For example, if your son attends from 4.45-5.30pm you will be charged for both sessions.) All sessions booked (both permanent and occasional places) will be invoiced at the end of term.

Permanent Place Bookings
Permanent places may be booked, via the Parent Portal, for the term on a particular day or days at £8 a session. An ASC Information Form must also be completed and returned to the School Office, so that we can properly manage your child’s care. A permanent place will be held for the term until you inform the ASC Manager (Mrs Martina McGarry) in writing, that it is no longer required. Written notice should be given on or before the first day of the previous half term to the ASC Manager, otherwise fees for the following half term will be charged.

Occasional Place Bookings
A few places will be available each day for parents who need to use the After School Club in an emergency. An occasional place may be booked for the following week via the Parent Portal each Friday at £10 a session. These places will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please ensure that an ASC Information Form for the Michaelmas Term is on file in the School Office.

Emergency Use
A few places will be reserved each day for parents who need to use the After School Club in an emergency. These places must be booked through the School Office by phone or email on the day. You will be billed at the end of term for any sessions used.

Late/Early collection
If you are running late or need to collect your son early from the After School Club, please text or call the ASC Manager, Martina, on 07505 402 062 as soon as you can on the day.

ASC Information Form
Please ensure a form is completed for your son if you have registered a place for your son or, indeed, if you think it likely that you may use an occasional session. Pre-Prep boys will be collected by the After School Team so please indicate on the form from which location and at what time they should be collected.

The After School Club is run by Mrs Martina McGarry. All enquiries should be directed to the school office at Should you wish to refer to our Child Protection Policy or Complaints Procedures please visit our School Policies webpage.

Homework Class

A separate homework class is held from 4.00 to 5.00pm on Monday to Thursday. This class is for those boys unable to be picked up by their parents at 3.45pm or for those identified by the school as particularly benefiting from a supervised homework session at school.

Parents should register their son for Homework Class via the link in the Parent Portal. This register can be a permanent place for a day or days (e.g. every Monday & Thursday for the term) or an adhoc booking for occasional days.

Should your son no longer be attending Homework Club on any day that he was previously registered for, please manage this via the Parent Portal. Please emphasise to your son the importance of attending promptly to Homework Class so the
register taken at 4.00pm is accurate.

Ad Hoc Bookings

  • Ad-hoc spaces will only be valid for the week. Please remember to register on the Parent Portal as and when required
  • You can sign up from the previous Friday up until the evening before
  • If you need a place for the term, you can choose the ‘Permanent’ slot as an alternative
  • Places are charged at £2 per session for all boys in the list

Please do notify the office if your son is no longer going to attend on a day by emailing