School Hours

We operate a ‘Soft Start’ approach to the beginning of the school day. Doors open at 8.45 and children may come into school at any point between 8.45 and 8.55am. After 8.55 children are classed as ‘late’ and must enter via the school reception.

Morning session:                8.55 am – 12.15 pm

For the autumn/spring terms parents of the Foundation children (only) are invited to come into school, with their child between 8.45 – 8.55.  This helps them to settle into the school day in a relaxed and informal way.

Afternoon session:             1.15 pm – 3.15 pm (KS1), 1.15 pm – 3.20 pm (KS2)

Parents are requested to ensure their children arrive punctually but not before 8.45 am.

Please note, although children have access to the playgrounds before 8.45 a.m. they are not supervised by staff, the school cannot be responsible therefore for their safety.

Whatever the circumstances, your child will not be allowed to leave school before the home time noted above unless you or some other authorised adult collects them – please see the note on ‘Attendance’ below.

If your child is ill or has to go home for some other reason, you will be contacted.

 

TEACHING TIME

During each school day, KS1 children receive 5 hours and 15 minutes session time (including 15 minutes break) and KS2 children 5 hours and 20 minutes session time (including 15 minutes break).

Actual teaching time is:  KS1 22.5 hours per week; KS2 23.5 hours per week.

Term Dates

2019 / 20

Autumn Term 2019

Non Pupil Days:

First Day:

Half Term:

Last Day:

3rd & 4th Sept

5th Sept (Thurs)

21st to 25th Oct

20th Dec (Fri)

Spring Term 2020

Non Pupil Day:

First Day:

Half Term:

Last Day:

6th Jan

7th Jan (Tues)

17th to 21st Feb

27th Mar (Fri)

Summer Term 2020

Non Pupil Day:

First Day:

Half Term:

Last Day:

Non Pupil Day:

14th Apr

15th Apr (Weds)

25th to 29th May

21st July (Tues)

22nd Jul

2020 / 21

Autumn Term 2020

Non Pupil Days:

First Day:

Half Term:

Last Day:

3rd & 4th Sept

7th Sept (Mon)

26th to 30th Oct

18th Dec (Fri)

Spring Term 2021

Non Pupil Day:

First Day:

Half Term:

Last Day:

4th Jan

5th Jan (Tues)

15th to 19th Feb

1st Apr (Thurs)

Summer Term 2021

Non Pupil Day:

First Day:

Half Term:

Last Day:

Non Pupil Day:

19th Apr

20th Apr (Tues)

31st May to 4th Jun

22nd Jul (Thurs)

23rd Jul

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