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Our School Day


Reception Class Pupils

All pupils start school in the September of the academic year (September to August) in which they become five. A programme of introductory visits is arranged for reception class children towards the end of the Summer Term prior to their starting school. There is also an evening meeting for parents of reception children starting in September, held during July.


School Day

Our school gate to the playground is opened at 8.40am and pupils go straight into class ready for registration at 8.50am.


8:50 Start of school
10:20 - 10:35 Morning break time
12:00 - 1:00 Dinner time
2:00 - 2:10 Afternoon break time (KS1 classes)
3:15 End of school



School Assemblies

School Assemblies are an important part of school life and give a daily opportunity for the school to meet as a whole. The content of Assemblies reflects the ‘broadly Christian’ requirement of the 1988 Education Act. During the year subjects covered would include Christian festivals, seasonal stories, stories from the Bible and from other religions and stories with a moral message. Hymns, carols and songs are an important part of school assemblies and there is a weekly singing practice.


At times pupils will be involved in presenting an assembly and the work of each class will be regularly celebrated. Children’s birthdays will be remembered and each Friday pupils will be rewarded for achievement in schoolwork, behaviour or in other areas of school life. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from R.E. lessons and Assemblies if they so wish.