School Day and Term Dates

The School Day

 

8.35 – School gates open – playground supervised
8.45 – Registration
8.55 – Brain Training
9.15 – Teaching Session 1 – Phonics / Guided Reading
9.45 – Teaching Session 2
10.45 – Morning Break
11.00 – Teaching Session 3
12.00 – Lunch
1.00 –  Teaching Session 4
1.50 – Teaching Session 5
2.30 – Assembly
3.00 – End of School Day

During the school day, an assembly takes place.  Timing of these varies per day and to align with special events through the year.

Total compulsory hours = 31 hours and 15 minutes

As part of the government’s plan to increase school hours, we will be consulting with families this year to meet the required 32.5 hours.

Term Dates for 2024 – 2025 

 Severe Weather / School Closure

Advice And Guidance For Parents

If the school needs to be closed for emergency reasons including severe weather or loss of utility or heating services, information and regular updates will be posted on ClassDojo. 

The safety of staff and pupils making the journey to school must be considered before a decision is made as to whether the school should be closed in the event of severe weather.

If the decision is taken to close the school, information will be shared in the following ways:

  1. A message will be sent via Class Dojo – a communication platform used by school staff and parents/carers
  2. Where possible, parents will be told in person on collection of their child from school

We will endeavour to update messages on a regular basis and keep you fully informed. If you do not have Internet access, please arrange to contact a friend who has an Internet connection.

It is our intention for the school to be open as long as it is deemed safe for pupils and staff to attend. The decision to close the school is made by the Headteacher in conjunction with the Chair of Governors, and is based on access to essential services and transport safety.