The School Day

School is open for pupils from 8.40am-3.15pm (32.9hrs per week). The official school start time is 8.45am when registers are taken (compulsory hours of 32.5 hours per week) and the children should be in school, ready to learn, for 8.45am at the latest.

The Start of the Day

  • The school gates are usually opened by 8:35.  Please make sure your child is appropriately supervised until the start of the school day.
  • If your child is in Early Years, take them in through the Early Years playground which is inside the
    main playground. The Early Years Unit opens its doors to full-time Reception children and part-timers who attend in the morning at 8:40.  Please make sure that your child is present by 8:45 so that we can get on with all our exciting learning!
  • From Monday to Thursday, parents and carers are welcome to accompany their children into the Year 1/2 classrooms from 8:40 to help them to settle, see what they have been learning and perhaps share a book for a few minutes before school starts at 8:45.  On Fridays, due to a staff meeting before school, the KS1 classrooms normally open at 8:45.
  • Children in Key Stage 2 line up in the playground when they arrive, and go to class for 8:45.  

Early Years (part-timers)

There are two sessions for part-time children.  The morning sessions runs from 8:40am-11:40am and the afternoon session runs from 12:15pm-3:15pm.  At the end of the day we usually open our doors a little early to facilitate parents and carers collecting their children in a calm, orderly way.

Early Years (full-time children)

Parents and carers of full time Reception children can bring their child to the Early Years playground between 8:40am and 8:45am.  The children go for their lunch at 11:45 and after lunch they can play with their friends on the Early Years playground until the afternoon session starts at 12:45pm.  The session finishes at 3:10pm and we generally open the doors a little early to facilitate parents and carers collecting their children in a calm, orderly way.

Key Stage One

From Monday to Thursday, staff are usually in the Year 1/2 classrooms from 8:40 to welcome parents and carers bringing their children then the morning’s lessons start at 8:45.  There is a morning play when the Year 1 and 2 children will have the whole playground to enjoy. KS1 have their lunch break from 12:15 to 1:15pm.  There is an afternoon playtime for KS1 only from 2:25pm to 2:40pm and the school day ends at 3:15pm when parents and carers collect their child from the classrooms.

Key Stage Two

Children in Years 3-6 come into the playground and line up by 8:45, before being sent in to their classroom.  There is a 15 minutes morning playtime, with Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 going out at different times to ensure that everyone has plenty of space to play, and the Key Stage 2 children have their lunch break from 11:45 12:45.  The school day finishes at 3:15 when teachers supervise the children leaving and parents and carers collect their child from the playground.