The School Day

Morning School

Morning School begins at 8.55 am. Doors open at 8:45am. All teachers will be on duty each day by the classroom / corridor doors before school from 8.45am. School cannot be held responsible for children before this time and children should not arrive to school before 8:40am. 


Children should enter by the correct door from the playground. Parents should not come into school with children as it is difficult to know who has entered.


FS, Y1 and Y2 enter / exit school via the doors on the FS / KS1 playground. 

Y3, Y4 and Y5 enter / exit school via the doors on the KS2 playground. 

Y6 enter school via the doors on the KS2 playground and exit via the fire doors onto the netball court.  


Playground doors will be locked prompt at 8:55am and external gates locked at 9am; parents and late children should then use the front door of the school (Colliery Road). It is important that children are at school “on time‟, the first twenty minutes is a very important part of the day. We keep a register of ‘late children.’ If you arrive late with your child, then you must sign them into school using the electronic signing in system based in the office area. 


Lunch Break

Lunch Break





11:30am – 12.45pm

11:45am – 12:45pm

12pm – 1pm

12.15pm - 1pm 

Home Time

School finishes at 3.15pm. Children in FS, Y1 and Y2 will leave by the doors onto the KS1 playground where they can be collected. Y3, Y4 and Y5 will leave by the doors on the KS2 playground and Y6 leave by the door onto the netball court. Please ensure that if children are to be collected, parents or carers are on time and please notify the office or your child’s class teacher if it is someone different collecting your child. 


We would like children in all year groups to be collected from school by a responsible adult but if you choose for your child to walk home on their own then please provide the school with written permission for your child to walk home alone.  


Please ensure that the school office has your most up to date home or mobile number in case we need to contact you in an emergency. It is also important that you have informed school who is allowed to collect your child – this is really important for the safety of your child. If arrangements change please speak to your child’s teacher in person.

Teaching Hours

Teaching Hours (excluding registration, assemblies, breaktimes, lunchtimes)


Junior / KS2: 24 hours 20 minutes per week

Infant / FS and KS1: 23 hours 5 minutes per week