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The School Day

Times of School Sessions


The school gates open between:    8:40 am – 8:50 am

Morning                                             8.50 am – 12.00 pm

Afternoon                                          1.00 pm - 3.15 pm


Parents are requested to ensure that children arrive no earlier than ten minutes before the start of the school day. Staff are on gate duty from 8:40am before that time, the children remain the responsibility of parents. On arrival children lead in to their classes where they will be met by their class teachers. 


Each mixed age class is in the care of a class teacher with whom they will learn for much of the school day. Some teaching during the week will take place with other members of staff, for example when the class teacher is released to undertake planning, preparation and assessments (PPA). We aim to ensure continuity in learning through shared planning and by providing cover using staff who the children know. 


 All children have a 15 minute break during the morning; Foundation and Key Stage 1 also have a break in the afternoon.  At the end of the school day parents are asked to wait on the playground to collect their child from the class teacher.  Lessons are timetabled to finish at 3:15pm.