School Hours, Extra Curricular & Club House

School Day

The main school day runs between 8:55am and 3:25pm in EYFS and KS1 and from 8:55am to 3:30pm in KS2.

EYFS (Nursery and Reception classes) start at 8:55am.

From Year 1 up we have a soft start system where the children can come into the classroom anytime from 8:45am as long as they are in before registration at 8:55am.

Children’s school attendance is 32.5 hours a week excluding clubs and extra curricular activities.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is served from 7.30 am to 8.30 am, after breakfast the children are escorted to the playground at 8.45 am where a member of staff will be on duty to supervise them until the start of the day. Breakfast usually consists of toast, jam and cereal. The cost of the Breakfast Club is £3.70 per day, fees will be payable in advance, breakfast Club is in the nursery building. The entrance is on Coverdale Road and parents should ring the ‘Breakfast Club’ buzzer to gain entry.

If you have more than one child attending breakfast club, the costs are shown below.

  • 2 children – £6.20
  • 3 children – £8.75

To pay for Breakfast Club online with Parent Mail, please click on the button below:

Parent Mail

Club House

We are delighted to offer a wide range of exciting clubs to all the children of St Stephens, Martial Arts, Drama, Football and Tennis to name a few.

The clubs are all very well attended and the children fully enjoy their club experience whether doing Football club or Ballet.

The club Tutors are all qualified and DBS checked.

We currently run approx. six clubs between 4:00 – 5:00 pm per day and many early morning clubs Monday – Wednesday

Club House runs from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm and is open every school day.

The Club House runs three sessions per day

  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm £7.50 per child
  • 3:30 – 6:00 pm £11.85 per child
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm £4.65 per child
  • Late fee – 6.00pm to 6.15pm £15 per child
  • Late fee – 6.15pm to 6.30pm £25 per child

Children are escorted from their classrooms by their teacher to the main hall (early years/KS1) or playground (KS2).

Upon arrival they have a light healthy snack and then can choose from a range of activities and games available.

Children are offered a variety of activities as part of the Clubhouse experience: puzzles, games, arts and crafts, construction kits.

We also have a new selection of books to browse or chill out with.

We have a very experience staff team who plan activities to reflect various events and celebrations in collaboration with the school.

Click here to see our clubs for the Autumn Term 2023

Autumn Term 2023 Clubs

Use of Childcare Vouchers

St. Stephen’s CE Primary School accept childcare vouchers but only for specified activities within the rules of the Government Childcare Voucher Scheme.

Childcare vouchers and Tax Free Childcare Payments are only acceptable for the following eligible activities:

  • Breakfast Club
  • After School Clubs
  • Clubhouse
  • Nursery Fees

Childcare vouchers and Tax Free Childcare Payments are NOT accepted for the following:

  • School lunches
  • Voluntary contribution
  • School trips during school hours or related to the school curriculum
  • Residential trips that take place away from the school’s registered premises.

Please be aware that, under HMRC rules, any overpayment of childcare vouchers and Tax Free Childcare Payments cannot be refunded directly to parents due to the tax benefits received on purchase.

The school is set up with a number of different childcare voucher agencies including; Edenred, Care-4, Kiddivouchers, ComputerShare Voucher Services and many more. You need to register for these schemes through your workplace.

We are also set up with the Government’s new Tax Free Childcare Scheme, to register for this you need to do so through their portal and select St Stephen’s CE Primary School W12 8LH as your childcare provider. More information can be found here:

For further queries please email


Music Tuition

Pelican Music is a leading provider of high quality music tuition for young people at all stages of their musical development. We run instrumental lessons, orchestras, choirs, masterclasses, study days, after school clubs and a Saturday School all lead by professional musicians who are passionate about their instrument and music education. Our teaching staff all have a conservatoire training and regularly perform themselves.

We are based at St Stephen’s school and provide a full range of musical opportunities for pupils at St Stephen’s.

We provide one-to-one instrumental lessons in piano, guitar, drums, brass (cornet, trumpet, trombone, euphonium), woodwind (fife, flute, clarinet, saxophone), violin, viola and cello as well as music theory. 20 or 30 minute lessons are taught in school time with 30 lessons spread across the academic year (approx 10 per term).

The Pelican team also run the KS1 and KS2 school orchestras and can offer lessons after school and at weekends – all at St Stephen’s.

We are passionate about performance and regularly arrange concerts and performance opportunities – both in school and as part of external events – for our young players at all stages of their musical development.

Our Saturday Music School is open to all children who play an orchestral instrument with orchestras. Our Young Singers chamber choir is open pupils in years 4-6 by audition.

If you are interested in lessons for your child or would like more information about any of our Pelican Music activities, please do drop us a line at


For the parents of pupils who will be taking part in the upcoming gymnastics competition, here is Aisha Walters’ coaching advice:

Key steps with coaching points