Felsted Preparatory School aims to educate children in a warm and caring environment, where the highest possible standards are set. In the early years, children are cared for by their class teacher, but as they progress up through the school and have separate subject teachers their main pastoral care is monitored by their Year Tutor. Boarders will also benefit from the care and supervision of their House Parents.
The school day begins at 8.20am and ends at the latest by 5.50pm, from Monday to Friday (except Wednesdays when all day pupils go home at 3.45pm after sporting fixtures). Saturday morning school begins from Year 7 (optional from Year 5), and after sporting commitments in the afternoon, the day ends at approximately 2pm. Day pupils in Years 5-8 may stay for tea and evening activities/homework at an extra charge, but must be collected by 7.45pm.
Pupils in the Pre-Preparatory Department (Ages 4-7) start the day slightly later at 8.45am and finish at 3.30pm. Children with older siblings in the Prep School may arrive from 8.15am. A Breakfast Club is available at an extra charge. The 'Woodlanders' After School Club is also available for Pre-Prep pupils until 5.45pm Monday to Friday, but does need to be booked in advance.