Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rydal Penrhos School is currently closed following government advice.

Our Prep School site is offering free childcare provision to keyworkers in the community. All calls made to the school are now being streamlined to the Prep site.

Please see the Coronavirus Information page located in the menu section of the site for the latest developments.

Before and After School Care

During term time the school is open from 8am for parents who wish to drop their child off a little bit earlier ahead of the scheduled start time of 8.30am. We also offer an after-school service that is open until 6pm.

There is no charge for this service, although an afternoon tea is provided if required, which consists of sandwiches, fruit, biscuits and a drink, which comes at a small cost.

Children staying at school after 4.10pm have the choice to relax and play games in our After School club, attend our Homework club or participate in one of our co-curricular clubs.

The timetable of clubs is dependent upon the time of year, numbers of pupils involved and the facilities available. Parents and pupils are issued with a timetable of clubs soon after the beginning of the academic year (or each term if there are to be amendments/seasonal changes).


An excellent programme of recreational activities is available after school. This provides pupils with every opportunity to grow into interesting, confident, multi-talented individuals with a strong sense of achievement and a valuable appreciation of community.

Holiday Playscheme

The holiday play scheme is open during the school holidays closing only for a few days over the Christmas holiday. It provides an extensive programme of activities which the children can experience, and helps assist them with their emotional, physical, social, intellectual, language and creative development. But of course, they don’t realise all this: for them it is just good fun!

The play-scheme is open for all Rydal Penrhos Preparatory pupils from the Early Years department through to Year 6.

We vary the activities throughout the day to retain your child’s interest. Outdoor play and sports activities are included most days. Local outings are arranged on a regular basis and most weeks we have the use of the school swimming pool for a session. The play-scheme runs from 8.30am until 5.30pm.