School Day

The school gates on Barrow Road and Towles Field open at 8:30 am.  Classroom doors open at 8:40am when class teachers and/or Learning Support Assistants 'meet and greet' the children at the door.  We welcome the children into school and encourage them to put away their belongings and begin their morning activity; this can be any curriculum based area of learning. 

We have an open door policy so if you need to give a message to your child's class teacher, they are here to listen and help.  

The register is taken at 8:50am prompt. Any child arriving after this time will need to enter school via Reception and will be given a 'late' mark on the register.

The school day finishes at 3:20pm.

Compulsory school hours are met as the children's time in school totals 32.5 hours per week.

Playtimes and Lunchtimes

The whole school has a joint playtime at 10:40 am.  The children come together to play on the school field and playground.  We encourage the children to bring a healthy snack (preferably fruit and vegetables) for playtimes and to be active!  At morning breaktime, the staff take out a small amount of playground equipment, for example, footballs, skipping ropes and beanbags.

Lunchtimes are staggered to ensure that all children have a calm, relaxed meal time in the hall and adequate playtime outside.  EYFS children eat at Midday and Key Stage 1 break at 12:10pm.  Our children in Key Stage 2 break for lunchtime at 12:30pm.

We encourage our oldest children to undertake additional responsibilities as 'Playground Leaders'.  The organise and lead games such as skipping, traditional games, storytelling and crafts.

EYFS and Key Stage 1 children start their afternoon sessions at 1:10pm and Key Stage 2 recommence their learning at 1:30pm.