School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm for Reception and Key Stage 1 and 3.20pm for Key Stage 2. There is a 20 minute morning break for all. Reception, Years 1 and 2 have their lunch break at 12 to 1pm. For Years 3 to 6 the lunch break is 12.30-1.30pm. In the afternoon, Reception, Years 1 and 2 have a 15 minute break at 2.30pm.
Arriving, Leaving and Punctuality
The School playground gate opens at 8.30am and is closed at 3.35pm. Outside of these times, the entrance gates to the School playground are closed – so children should not routinely arrive at School before 8.30am. Children who do so MUST be accompanied by their parent or a responsible adult as the School is unable to take responsibility for these children before 8.45am.
School Educational Visits – Trips/Outings
Each year the School organises a wide range of journeys and trips that provide opportunities for the children to learn in different ways. Details of all trips are given to parents well in advance of the proposed departure date. The Governors charging policy states that Educational Visits should be paid for by a donation made by each parent to cover the cost. Parents are also encouraged to support the school with their time when volunteers are requested to assist with school trips.
A residential educational visit is held annually for Year 6. During this time, children have the opportunity to experience living away from home. This is often the first time and, as such, provides a valuable learning and social experience for all.