The School Day

The compulsory school day is from 8.40am to 3pm.

Additionally the gates open at 08.00 for Breakfast Club and After School Club runs from 3 - 5pm. 

The starts with the morning bell at 08.40am The children line up to wait for their teacher to take them into class. We welcome parents into the playground at the start of the day so that they can wait for the bell with their children and socialise with other parents.

Morning Session

Morning registration is followed by worship which is out on the playground, weather permitting. Once a month we have worship in church which families are invited to attend. The first lesson of the day follows worship, with a 15 minute break for playtime. A piece of fruit or raw vegetable is provided to each infant child just after morning break (Swan children bring in a healthy snack from home). For those children whose parents have opted into the scheme, milk is also provided. A further lesson leads up to lunch time at 11.45. Once a week Reception and Year 1 children visit Forest School. 

Lunch Time

Children can either opt into the hot meal service or bring a packed lunch from home. Hot meals are brought in daily from a nearby school. Children eat in the classrooms, overseen by our lunchtime supervisors. Children are informed about healthy options for their lunch and in particular the need to eat five pieces of fruit or vegetable every day. The supervisor ensures that children eat their savoury food before moving on to their second course. Children say Grace every day and are encouraged to eat in a civilised and calm way.


After lunch, the children have the benefit of playtime in the playground until 12.45 pm.  Two lessons usually follow, with a short relaxation break in the middle.  PE takes place on Mondays and Wednesday afternoon. The day ends with story time. 

Home Time

At 3.00 pm the children who are not staying for the after school club, collect their belongings and line up in the school playground. Each teacher is responsible for ensuring that children are passed into the safe custody of their parent or carer.