Before and After School Care

Either side of the traditional school day, many of our boys and girls are happy to consider Colchester High School as a home from home.

Life at Colchester High School extends well beyond the first and last lessons of the day. From 7.15am to 8.25am, and 3.30pm to 6.00pm, you can find children playing, drawing and chatting in our Breakfast, After School and Wraparound Clubs, while others study in our Homework Club. It’s an arrangement that families find invaluable for the flexibility it gives them at drop-off and collection time.

Breakfast Club starts at 7.15am. It offers children from Year 1 upwards a choice of hot or cold breakfast, yoghurt and a drink (you can download a menu below) and there are a variety of table activities and games to entertain the pupils.

After School Club is also for children in Year 1 and above. It runs to 6.00pm, providing a caring, happy environment where the children can play indoor or outdoor games or take part in creative activities. A drink and afternoon tea are provided including items such as toast, freshly baked cookies and fresh fruit. You can download a menu below.

We have a separate Wraparound Club for children in the Nursery or Reception Class. It provides the same service at the same times as Breakfast and After School Club but in the familiar surroundings of the Nursery. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are provided.

We also run a Homework Club every day where students can study with a member of staff available to offer help and encouragement, and make sure the work is completed. It runs to 4.30pm and the children are then welcome to join the After School Club for an additional £5 charge.

If you want to make use of any of our clubs, you can book a place by emailing The club fees are broken down below, and are charged and invoiced separately at the end of each half term in arrears.

All children are looked after until 3.30pm free of charge.

Breakfast Club7.15 – 8.25 am£9 full session
After 8.00 am£5 drop off only (no breakfast)
After School Club3.30 – 4.30 pm£8 (no tea)
3.30 – 6.00 pm£14 full session including tea
Early Years Wraparound - Full3.30 - 6.00 pm £14 full session including tea
Early Years Wraparound - Half3.30 – 4.30 pm£10 half session including tea
Homework Club3.30 – 4.30 pm£8
Breakfast and After School MenuView/Download