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Timings of the School day

Start and Finish of the School Day

All children in the Nursery, Reception class, Year 1 and Year 2 must be brought to school and collected at the end of the day by an adult. The school day starts at 8.55 am and children should be on the school grounds no earlier than 8.45 am when they will be supervised by members of staff. Alternative arrangements are made if your child attends before or after school club.

If you are going to be late collecting your child at home time you need to inform school and make alternate arrangements. Whilst we understand that problems can arise, parents may be charged if they are late to collect their child from school.

School times

The school hours follow the guidelines laid down by the Department of Education. The formal teaching time, minus breaks, dinner times and periods of collective worship, is 21 hours for infants and 23½ hours for the junior department.

Parents should ensure that children arrive at school on time at the start of the day and are collected promptly at the end of school. We work closely with our school attendance officer to resolve any issues around late arrivals.

Nursery Class

Mornings 9.00am – 12.00pm
Afternoons 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Infant Classes

Mornings 8.55am – 12.00pm
Afternoons 1.00pm – 3.25pm

Junior Classes

Mornings 8.55am – 12.20pm
Afternoons 1.20pm – 3.30pm

Temporary Timings of the School Day due to Covid-19 Restrictions (from May 2021)

Aside from nursery children (who should arrive at 8.45am) all other children should arrive between 8.50am and 9.10am. Please see below for the staggered pick up times for different year groups. Please note we are also currently operating an early finish on Fridays, please see below for the timings for your child’s year group.

Monday – Thursday Timings

Nursery Class

Mornings 8.45am – 11.45am
Afternoons 12.20pm – 3.20pm

Reception Classes

Mornings 8.50am – 9.10am until 11.30am
Afternoons 12.15pm – 3.00pm

Years 1 & 2

Mornings 8.50am – 9.10am until 12.00pm
Afternoons 12.45pm – 3.05pm

Years 3 & 4

Mornings 8.50am – 9.10am until 12.25pm
Afternoons 1.10pm – 3.10pm

Years 5 & 6

Mornings 8.50am – 9.10am until 12.45pm
Afternoons 1.30pm – 3.15pm

Friday Finish Times

Nursery: 3.20pm

Reception: 1.15pm

Years 1 & 2: 1.20pm

Years 3 & 4: 1.25pm

Years 5 & 6: 1.30pm