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Times of the School Day

The school day begins at 8.50 a.m. Children are expected to enter the building in an orderly manner with their teacher and wait for registration.

Children should not arrive in school before 8.40 a.m.

The morning session is from 8.50 a.m. – 12 noon (12.05 p.m. KS2). Playtime is at 10.30 a.m. and children may have fruit or vegetables at playtime. Sweets and chocolates are not permitted at playtime as we try to encourage healthy eating. Early Years Foundation Stage and KS1 pupils are provided with a piece of fruit under the Government scheme. Under 5’s receive free milk each day and other pupils are able to register for subsidised milk.

The afternoon session is from 1.00 p.m. until 3.15 p.m. KS1 pupils have a short break in the afternoon.

KS1 and Early Years Foundation Stage children are dismissed by their teacher when they see their parent or other adult waiting in the playground. It is important that adults collect children promptly. KS2 children are dismissed as a class and meet their adult in the playground.

Once dismissed, children are the responsibility of parents/childminders and they should be supervised until they leave the school grounds. After a busy day in school, children should be taken home and not allowed to re-enter classrooms, or run, unsupervised, in the school grounds.