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Times of the School Day

Our School Day



Lunch time



Morning Session: 8.30-11:30

Afternoon Session: 12.30-3.30pm

All: 8.30-3.30pm



11.45am – 12.30pm




12.15pm – 1.00pm

Years 1,2 and 3




12.30pm – 1.15pm

Years 4,5 and 6


Arrival at the school building:

Our school day starts at 8.45am for Reception and for KS1 and 2 8:50am.  Children should please arrive for this time, when the doors will be opened for children to enter the school.  Children in years one, two, three, four, five and six will come into school via the main playground.  Children in Reception should enter the school via the main school entrance on Mallinson Road.  Children in Nursery should enter the school via the dedicated Nursery entrance, reached by going into the Children's Centre building.  Please note that all children should be accompanied and supervised by parent or carer before school. You will always find a member of SLT, as well as other members of staff, on the playground each morning should you wish to speak to someone


Registers are taken at 8.50am.  Whilst registers are being taken, children will be engaged in learning activities, such as spelling, grammar and reading or the practising of multiplication tables.  It is therefore important that children please get to school on time. Parents and carers of children arriving after 8.50am are required to take their child to the main school entrance and sign the Late Arrivals book.  Children arriving after 8.50am will receive a late mark in the school register.

Morning Lessons:

Morning lessons will generally focus on the teaching of English and mathematics.  More information on what these sessions might entail can be found via our Curriculum page.  

Break times:

Break times take place at either 10.45 am (KS1) or 11.05 am (KS2), and last for fifteen minutes.  We currently have free fruit available for both junior and infant children.  Children should not, therefore, need to bring in a snack from home.  However, if you do prefer your child to bring their own snack in, please ensure that this is fruit based, or otherwise healthy.

The children play games in the main playground, and when the weather is warm and fine, the field is made available.  At the end of break time, the children line up.  Class teachers come out to meet their classes on the playground and to escort them back in.

Break times are always supervised by a minimum of two members of staff, SLT and support staff.

Children in reception and nursery classes have their own designated and beautifully resourced area in which to play at break times.


A team of dinner supervisors and teaching assistants supervise activities throughout the lunchtime.  Parents may express a preference that their child receives a balanced, hot meal or they may choose to send their child in with a packed lunch from home.  As food needs to be sourced and ordered in advance, we ask that parents and carers only change their preference at the beginning of a half term.

Children in reception, year one and year two are able to receive a government funded hot meal daily.  This means that there will be no charge to parents and carers for school dinners in these year groups.  Parents and carers can, of course, still opt to provide their child with a packed lunch from home, but we ask that this decision be made at the beginning of any given half-term

Afternoon lessons:

Lunchtime for KS 1 start at 12:15 and finish at 1.00pm, for KS2 lunch starts at 12:30 and end at 1:15pm. Lunchtime for infants at 11:45am to 12:30pm.  The children are collected from the playground by their class teachers at the end of lunch. Afternoon lessons are generally more topic based and focused on the holistic learning of a wide variety of curricular areas, such as history, geography, art, RE etc.  PE and science activities will also often take place in the afternoon.


Our assemblies cover a wide range of activities and events to celebrate learning and achievements right across the school! Assemblies will generally last 20-25 minutes in length.

In addition to the 'standard' assemblies, we will also have a wide variety of specialist assemblies, celebrating everything from music to sport!

End of the Day:

The school day ends at 3.15pm for infants and 3.20pm for junior children.  Children are led out by their teachers who will wait until they make visual contact with a parent or authorised carer that they know and recognise before they hand over your child.  Whilst this may take slightly longer, you can be assured that you child will never be released to anyone that we do not know is fully authorised to collect them.  For this reason, please introduce us personally to any adult that you wish to be able to collect your child.  Please do not ever just send someone different along, or even simply ring to tell us that someone different that you have not previously introduced us to, will be collecting your child.  In the interests of safety, we will not let the child go in these circumstances.  Please also note that no person under the age of eighteen may collect a child from the school.

No child below year six may make their own way home.  Should your child be in year six, and you want them to make their own way home, please provide us with this request in writing to the class teacher.  We will not permit any year six child to go home unaccompanied unless we have received this information.


If your child is attending an extracurricular activity it will start at 3:20pm (KS1) and 3:30pm (KS2)