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School Hours and Teaching Time                              


Children should arrive at school after 8.40 a.m. when staff are available to supervise them. Children may come into school from 8.40 a.m. The morning bell is rung at 8.50 am; children should be at their desks at this time. It is most important that children are consistently punctual in their attendance.

Registration/ assembly: 8.50-9.15am

Lesson 1: 9.15-10.15am

Lesson 2: 10.15-11.15am

Morning break: 11.15-11.30am

Lesson 3: 11.30am-12.30pm

Lunch break: 12.30-1.30pm

Lesson 4: 1.30-2.30pm

Lesson 5: 2.30-3.30pm


During lunchtime, responsibility for supervision rests with the Head teacher and supervisory assistants, who are on duty throughout.


The school office is normally open from 8.30 am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm.


In the event that a parent is late collecting their child after the school day, the child should return and wait inside the school entrance hall.

Teaching time

The time spent in school by children is 5 hours 40 minutes per day which includes mid-morning break but excludes lunchtime.


Collective worship, registration and mid morning break account for 45 minutes daily.


The time committed to teaching National Curriculum subjects and Religious Education is 4 hours 55 minutes per day, 24 hours 35 minutes per week, 934.10 hours per year.