Our School Day
Our current school day starts at 8.45am and ends at 3.00pm.
This will be changing from September 2023, as per updated DfE guidance on the length of the school day. (See below).
Our days are organised in this way:
7.45-8.45: Breakfast Club (chargeable)
08.35: School gate opens
08.45: School Starts - Morning Registration
08.50 - 09.10: Collective Worship
09.10 – 10.15: Teaching Sessions
10.15 - 10.30: Morning Break
10.30 – 12.00: Teaching Sessions
12.00 – 12.50: Lunchtime
12.50: Afternoon registration
12.50 – 15.00: Teaching Sessions
15.00: End of the school day
15.00 - 16.00: After School Clubs (days change termly - some are chargeable)
15.00 - 17:30: Chatterbox After School Care (chargeable to Chatterbox)
From September 2023 - Extension of School Hours
In March 2022, the DfE published an expectation that state-funded mainstream schools should deliver a school week of at least 32.5 hours and that any state-funded mainstream schools currently offering a school week of below 32.5 hours should work towards increasing their hours to provide at least 32.5 hours by September 2023 at the latest.
The 32.5 hour minimum expectation includes the time in each day from the official start of the school day (i.e. morning registration) to the official end of the compulsory school day (i.e. official home time). The 32.5 hour minimum includes breaks and lunch times as well as teaching time and any extra-curricular activities that all pupils are expected to attend. It does not include optional before or after school provision.
Our current official opening times of 8.45am to 3.00pm means that we would not offering sufficient hours in school. We therefore will be making the following alternation to the school day from September 2023.
From September 2023:
Official School Opening Time: 8.45am
Official School Closing Time: 3.15pm