Our School Day
The School Day (Monday – Thursday)
School Opens 8:40am
Formal Start Time 8:50am
Playtime Arrangements 15 minute break for all KS1 and KS2 pupils
Lunch Arrangements Minimum 55 minute break for all pupils
End of School 3:30pm
Pupils in the 4+ provision have access to outdoor play throughout
the day and have an extended lunch break.
The School Day (Friday)
As above, with the exception that school closes to the children at 1.45pm to enable teachers to meet and plan, and to provide additional staff training time.
Currently, childcare provision is available to those children whose parents are unable to collect their children at the earlier finishing time of 1.45pm on Fridays – please see the Wraparound Care section on our website for more information.
Gate Opening Times
Classrooms are opened at 8:40am, 10 minutes before the start of the school day. Morning Challenge tasks and activities will take place before registration at 8:50am.
Key Stage 1 parents are asked to bring their child to the classroom which will be open to accept children from 8.40 am. In both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, the following 10 minutes prepare each child to be ready for the start of the school day with a Morning Challenge. Parents in Key Stage 1 are very welcome to stay during this period until the register opens, Key Stage 2 parents are welcome to do so on Mondays and Fridays. All children will then be in school, on time, ready for registration at 8.50am.
We like to encourage the children to take responsibility for their bags, lunchboxes and books. Please help to develop this independence.
The school grounds are out of bounds to all children and adults out of school hours, and entry to school should always be through the main entrance, which is open throughout the day, but closes between 8:30am and 9:00am, and between 3:15pm and 3:45pm (1.30pm to 2.00pm on Fridays), in order to avoid parking congestion in Sawtry Close.