Back in London, the trustees continued their meetings, as they were to do throughout the war.
While the children and their teachers tried to settle into life in a strange town, the trustees made arrangements for closing down the school building, making arrangements for non-teaching staff and doing what they could to help the children and adults in Aylesbury. For example, they agreed to pay for the children to have milk each day, and extra payments to the fifteen teachers to make up for the fact they no longer received a free school meal.
The school caretaker was to remain in his flat at the school. But the building did not remain unused for long. The trustees agreed that the kitchen and dining hall could be used as a canteen for ARP (Air Raid Precautions) workers. The school housekeeper returned to take charge of the cooking, and up to 150 meals were served each day.