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Wraparound care

High-quality care providing flexible support for families

GSAL operates a staggered school day, with the three phases in primary school starting and ending the school day at slightly different times. However, to assist families with siblings in different phases, classrooms in all year groups will be open and supervised at the start of the day from 08:30 and until 15:30 in the afternoon. Pupils with older siblings in senior school or those getting the school bus will be supervised until 16:00.

Early Birds

Early Birds, which is staffed by primary teaching assistants, is available in the primary dining room and no prior booking is required. Early Birds does not incur a charge and is available for children in Nursery and Reception. It operates from 07:45 until 08:25.  At 08:25 the children are taken to their classroom.

Playground supervision

We offer free playground supervision for children in Y1-Y6 from 07:45 to 08:30.


Owls is available from 15:30 to 18:00 and a meal will be provided to children staying until 18:00. Nursery and reception pupils will be looked after in their classrooms from the end of the school day until 15:30. During the sessions the children will have the opportunity to do their homework and engage with a range of engaging activities, including indoor and outdoor play.


Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.