Times of School
8.55 a.m. – 12 noon
10.00 a.m. – 10.10 a.m.
11.00 a.m. – 11.10 a.m.
12.55 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
2.00 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.
Please send children to school so that they arrive within ten minutes of the start of each session, as the playground is unsupervised prior to this time.
The time spent teaching in a normal school week, including Religious Education, but excluding breaks, registration and collective worship, is 22.5 hours per week for children in Class 1 (government minimum recommended is 21 hours per week) and 23.75 hours per week for children in Classes 2 and 3. (Government minimum recommended is 23.5 hours per week.)
The length of the school year is 190 days. The dates of the school holidays are notified separately in advance. There are, in addition, five days when teachers are required to be working on educational initiatives and the children do not attend school. These days, once known as ‘Baker Days’ were taken from teachers’ holidays rather than from the children’s learning days.