Mowden Hall School

Leading Co-Educational Independent Prep School For Children aged 3-13 Years

Our Daily Routine

Our Daily Routine

The School Day

The school day starts at 8.15am and ends at staggered times for the different age groups starting with the Nursery at 3.45pm. Early Bird Breakfast Club begins at 7.30am and is available to all children from Nursery to Year 2. The children are offered a cooked or continental breakfast alongside, toast, cereals, fruit and yoghurt. At 8.15am the children are accompanied to their classrooms to begin the day.


Each week we have two assemblies: one with a religious theme, or Personal Social Health Emotional education,  and one celebration assembly where we award Castle Certificates for progress and a Superstar of the Week in each class for academic work.

Meals and Snacks

All food is prepared on site and we enjoy a healthy range of snacks and fruit each morning and afternoon. Breakfast and Lunch are served in the school dining room. Staff serve the children and sit at a table of mixed ages to enjoy conversation and sharing of food in a family atmosphere. 

children sat down at table

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Clubs run from 4.00pm to 5.00pm and this term include Rugby, Art, Pottery, Cross Country, Relax Kids, French, Science and History Club change to Active Kids, Nature, Dance, Construction and Woodwork. Each term a list of new clubs is sent home and children can choose which they  attend for the term. Most of these are free of charge, however, for a few specialist classes, there is a small additional charge.

After School Club

After School Club runs from 3.45pm to 6.00pm each day. The after-school club is a creche-like facility which is available for all children and is run by teaching staff, with a flexible pick-up time convenient to you. 

There is an additional charge for each session attended. Sessions can be booked in advance or can be booked on the day that care is required. All the children who stay for After School Club enjoy a varied menu for tea and can then play, draw and colour, all under the watchful eye of qualified staff.

School Council

Our school council consists of two children from each class who are voted by their peers for a term. Together, they decide a strategy to improve our school or serve our community. Examples of achievements include raising money for charity, organising a school party, improving the environment in which we live and discussing menus with our school chef!

Superstar and Castles

Each child is placed in one of our three castles; Aydon, Warkworth and Dilston. Each class teacher in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 nominates children who have impressed with their work, behaviour and/or attitude. Castle Point Awards are also awarded for hard work, effort and conduct.

Each class teacher nominates a Superstar of the Week. An academic piece of work which has impressed them is displayed for a week in the school corridor.

7.30am Early Bird breakfast club
8.15am Welcome – class teachers will greet children into their classrooms.
8.30am Registration
8.40am Assembly
9.00am Lessons
10.15am Snack and Playtime
10.40am Lessons
12 noon Lunch
12.30pm Playtime
1.10pm Lessons
2.15pm Snack and Playtime
2.40pm Lessons
3.45pm Home time/Clubs for Nursery
3.50pm Home time/Clubs for Reception & Year 1
4.00pm Home time/Clubs for Year 2
5.00pm Extra Curricular Clubs end
6.00pm After School Club finishes

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