School Day

The School Day

Before School and After School Care

Before School Care begins at 7:45am and finishes at 8:30am. After School Care begins at 3.15pm and finishes at 5:30pm. We also have a variety of clubs which run after school and finish at 4:30pm. There is a small charge if you wish your child to attend. If your child is eligible for Pupil Premium funding, then the cost may be subsidised.

The School Day

The school day begins at 8.45 a.m. and finishes at 3.15 p.m. The school gates will open at 8.30am for a smooth transition into school. However we would ask that parents and children are not too early at school because this makes a very long day for the children. This is especially important in winter where it is much warmer at home, than waiting for gates to open at school.


During the morning the teacher will decide when the class needs a break to ensure the maximum level of focus for learning. This might mean that children have more than one break some mornings if this means that the best conditions for learning can be made. Children in Reception and Year 1 only break if necessary, so they can continue developing their ideas and the learning through play. It can take up to 45 mintues for children to have deep learning happening and if they were to pack up just as this was happening, learning opportunities would be lost. This is something we try to avoid.

End of the day

The school finishes at 3.15pm. The front gates will open for parents at about 3.05pm which allows parents to have a quick chat after school. When the children have been collected after school, we ask that parents leave the site as soon as possible and not have their children playing on any equipment. Your children are your responsibility after school and we would not want any accidents because parents are having a chat and not looking after their own children. The school gates will be locked at 3.25pm. This allows the staff to know that the school is then a safe site, that all children (unless they are in a club) have gone home and keeps the children who remain in clubs safe at school.

Collective worship is daily in the mornings at 8.50am.

Children enter the school building via the door to their class and can be collected from the school playground.

Playtime snacks

We encourage children in Key Stage Two to bring a piece of fruit to school to eat during break time. Fruit is provided free of charge for children in reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Other snacks or sweets should not be brought into school for break times. Water is always available but children are also encouraged to bring in a bottle of plain water, so they can have a drink during class time.


Page updated: 14/11/2018