The School Day

The school day is structured as follows:

School Doors Open 8:35am
Registration 8:45am
Early Morning Learning 8:45am – 8:55am
Learning Session 9:00am – 10:10am
Collective Worship 10:10am – 10:30am
Morning Break 10:30am – 10:45am
Learning Session 10:45am – 12:00pm
Lunchtime 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Registration 1:00pm
Learning Session 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Afternoon break for Key Stage 1 only 2:15pm – 2:30pm
Learning Session 2:15/2:30pm – 3:00pm
School Finishes 3:00pm

Children arrive at school between 8:35am and 8:45 am.  Please ensure that your children are in school by 8:45am when the school day begins with Early Morning Learning. We are required by law to keep accurate records of attendance and punctuality, and we appreciate the co-operation of parents and carers on this matter.  At the end of the day, please collect your child at 3:00pm from the classrooms.  Please remember to give us details in writing in good time of any change to your normal arrangements, and if you are unavoidably delayed, please contact us as soon as possible.

Break Times

Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks: There is a short mid-morning break for all children, and a mid-afternoon break for children in Years 1 and 2.

Break-time snacks: As part of our promotion of healthy living, a free fruit or vegetable snack is provided for each child in Years 1 and 2, and Reception. Children in Years 3 and 4 may bring in a snack for playtime. Chocolates, cakes and sweets are not allowed; instead, we ask that parents provide a healthy snack such as fruit, vegetables, cheese or a small sandwich. The purchase of milk can be organised, and children under five receive free milk, but it must be ordered.

Lunchtime break: There is a one-hour break between morning and afternoon sessions. This is to provide time for children and staff to have a midday break. Lunchtime Supervisors look after the children whilst they eat, then afterwards provide a variety of play activities during this time.

Children can have hot school meals, which are ordered and paid for weekly or half-termly. Some families are entitled to free school meals if they are in receipt of certain benefits; please ask the school office for details. However, from September 2014, all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be able to claim a hot school meal daily.

The children eat their hot school lunches in the school hall, and quiet conversation and good manners are encouraged.  The lunches served are healthy and nutritionally balanced and – most importantly – enjoyed by the children, with Sausages and Mash, Curry and Rice, and Fish Fingers being the most popular!

Children having packed lunches will also eat there when the weather is not favourable, but whenever possible, they eat outside on the picnic benches, in shady spots on the playground.

We ask parents to help us in the following ways:

  • If your child has a packed lunch, please send food which your child enjoys, in an easy-to-eat way, (e.g. fruit chopped/peeled), in containers/packets that your child can open.
  • Food packed in containers with lids should show your child’s name.
  • Place drinks in non-breakable containers e.g. flasks, fizzy drinks cause many problems, so avoid these if you can.
  • We also respectfully ask that you avoid ‘burger buns’ and other products with sesame seeds, as we currently have a child with a severe allergy.

Drinking water is promoted for the children throughout the day, and parents must provide a bottle of water daily.