At Holmwood House, we believe that pupils thrive in an environment full of opportunities that allows them to explore and discover talents and interests.

Our excellent facilities and school grounds enable us to provide a diverse programme of extra-curricular activities, all on site. This ranges from ballet, swimming, archery, fencing, current affairs, model-making, cooking, individual and team sports, video-making, yoga, aqua aerobics, debating and maypole dancing.

As children grow and progress through the school, the school grows with them. The days become progressively longer and allow us to provide a rich curriculum outside of the classroom as well as in it. Through our holistic approach to education, Holmwood House pupils leave the school as well-rounded individuals, ready for their next stage in life.

Pre Prep Clubs and Activities

Wraparound Care – Breakfast & Biscuit Clubs

The current needs of many parents in today’s hectic world is wraparound care in a safe and secure environment.  At Holmwood, we offer care for children in the Rs, 1s, 2s & 3s from 7.30am in the morning and up to 6.15pm in the evening.

The Early Morning Breakfast Club runs 3 sessions:

  • 7.30am to 8.20am (with breakfast)        £7.50 per session
  • 7.30am to 8.20am (without breakfast)   £6.50 per session
  • 8.00am to 8.20am (without breakfast)   £2.00 per sesson

It runs for five evenings each week.  There is one member of staff for every 8 children.  The first session is from the end of school until 4.15pm.

Children may stay until 6.00pm if they need to:

  • Session 1    3.15pm to 4.15.pm 
  • Session 2    4.15pm to 5.15pm (includes tea)
  • Session 3    5.15pm to 6.15pm*
  • Cost: £6.00 per session or £17.00 for 3 sessions per day for all 3
    It is very important that parents are not late for pickup

Please note that Breakfast Club bookings can be booked for the whole academic year in advance if required.

The clubs run Monday to Friday term time only and payment is termly in arrears.  Biscuit Club is extremely popular; places are limited and need to be booked in advance via the front office or by emailing here. If you do not wish to use Biscuit Club on a regular basis but would like to book a session, you can do this by contacting the front office on an ad-hoc basis.

24 hours’ notice is required for Breakfast Club bookings.

To ensure adequate staffing levels, bookings must be made at least one day in advance. There will be a late booking charge of £7.00 for any same-day bookings.

Cancellations should be made by 6pm the previous day.


Holmwood House Nursery School

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house


Holmwood House Preparatory School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house

Join our next Open Morning on Friday 2 October 2020

We will be hosting our next Open Morning on Friday 2 October 2020, and welcome families to join us to discover more about how we spark curiosity and ignite wonder in each and every child here at Holmwood House. Tours can be booked for the day between 9.30 to 11.30 am. Visit our Open Morning page for more information and to register.

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