The School Day

The school gates and classroom doors open at 8:40am to allow ten minutes for arrival time before the school day starts at 8:50am with the register and formal lessons begin. Punctuality is one of our key aims and lessons start very promptly: anyone arriving after this time will be marked as late. 

All children have a morning break and lunch break. During lunch break, a sports specialist is on hand to promote structured play and activity. Early Years and Key Stage One classes also have an afternoon break. 

The school day finishes at 3.20pm and many children then attend after school clubs or participate in activities outside of school. 

The compulsory time pupils spend in school, per week, is 32.5 hours. 

School Term Dates 2023-24

2023 Autumn Term 1 Monday 4th September-Friday 27th October
INSET DAY (school closed to pupils) Monday 4th September and Tuesday 5th September
School reopens to pupils Wednesday 6th September
INSET DAY (school closed to pupils) Friday 6th October
HALF TERM Monday 30th-Friday 3rdNovember
2023 Autumn Term 2 Monday 6th November-Friday 22nd December
Term Ends Friday 22nd December
2024 Spring Term1 Monday 8th January-Friday 9th February
INSET DAY(school closed to pupils) Friday 9th February
HALF TERM Monday 12th February-Friday 16th February
2024 Spring Term 2 Monday 19th February-Friday 22nd March
Easter Holidays Monday 25th March-Friday 5th April
2024 Summer Term 1 Monday 8th April-Friday24th May
HALF TERM Monday 27th May-Friday 31st May
2024 Summer term 2 Monday 3rd June-Monday 22nd July
INSET DAY (school closed to pupils) Monday 22nd July

School Term Dates 2024-25

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