The school gates are opened from 8:45am

The playground gates are opened at 8.45 am by the Senior Leadership Team, when the children walk round to their classrooms. A member of the Senior Leadership Team is always on hand to hear the children’s news, or if parents need an informal discussion, or to take an urgent message for the class teacher. 

opportunity to settle

The children go straight through to their classrooms via the cloakrooms. Early Morning Tasks are available in each classroom, giving the children an opportunity to settle to an activity straight away, stimulating their thoughts and questions. The class teacher also uses this time to talk with each child as they arrive, and to ensure their needs are met. 

At 8.55 am the Playground Gates are locked, and Registers are taken in the classrooms. This is also the time when the children make their lunch choices.


Our school day is 5 hours and 45 minutes long.

9:00 First learning session of the day
During each morning Collective Worship is in the hall, where the children come together as a school community to think about a theme linked to our Vision and Values.
10:40 Break time- Children in Years 1 to 6 play together on the main playground.  The children in Acorns play in their outdoor area.
11:00 Learning sessions
12:00 – 1:00 Lunchtime for KS1 children
12:15-1:15 Lunchtime for KS2 children Lunchtime lasts for an hour, during which the children have time in the lunch hall and time on the playground.  If it is raining, they enjoy ‘wet play’ in the classrooms, using special playtime board games and construction activities which we keep for these times.
1:00 1:15 Afternoon learning sessions start at 1:00 for KS1 and 1:15 for KS2 children.
2:15 During the afternoon, the children in Key Stage 1 have a 20 minute break.
3:30 The school day ends.  Children who are going on to Afterschool Club, or to any of our activity clubs, are taken through to the adult leading the club. The class teacher leads the rest of the class to the playground where they wait with their teacher until they are collected.