Opening Times

Our School Day


Our School Hours

Gates open: 8:40 (Pupils make their way immediately into class)
Morning Registration: 8:50
Worship: 9:00 – 9:30
Morning Session: 9:30 – 12:15


(Lower school break time: 10:30 – 10:45
Upper school break time: 10:55 – 11:10)


Lunch Time: 12:15 – 1:10
Afternoon registration: 1:10 – 1:15
Afternoon session: 1:15 – 3:15


Our Morning Routine


8.40 am – Gates open, children leave lunchbox on year group trolley (if applicable), place bags and coats on pegs or in lockers (year group specific) and enter class.
8.50 am – Registration begins. Registers will be sent to the office at 9.00 am
9.00 am – Pupils walk to the school hall for daily worship.


The School office is staffed from 8.30 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. Once children have entered the classroom, they will be expected to be ready for learning as early morning tasks are set or time is spent with pastoral care. Members of the leadership team or the Family Liaison Officer supervise entry to the school and are available to answer general queries. It may also be possible to talk to class teachers at this time, although making a formal appointment is recommended.


Please collect your children promptly at the end of the day. If you deliver or collect your child by car, please use the village car park on School Lane if possible. Parents are asked to park in a considerate manner as careless parking causes considerable inconvenience to our neighbours.


If you are dropping your child off early or picking them up late as part of the Before/After school club, please enter the school via the car park (press the buzzer to gain attention of the staff who run the club). Please do not use the school car park to park in or turn around in, as spaces are limited and staff constantly use it.

Term Dates

Academic Year 2017/18


Term 1
Term 1 starts: Monday 4th September 2017
Term 1 ends: Friday 20th October 2017


Term 2
Term 2 starts: Monday 30th October 2017

Monday 30th October 2017 – Staff development day
Tuesday 31st October 2017 – Staff development day
Term 2 ends: Wednesday 20th December 2017


Term 3
Term 3 starts: Thursday 4th January 2018
Term 3 ends: Friday 9th February 2018

Friday 9th February 2018 – Staff development day


Term 4
Term 4 starts: Monday 19th February 2018
Term 4 ends: Thursday 29th March 2018


Term 5
Term 5 starts: Monday 16th April 2018
Term 5 ends: Friday 25th May 2018


Term 6
Term 6 starts: Monday 4th June 2018

Monday 4th June 2018 – Staff development day
Tuesday 5th June 2018 – Staff development day
Term 6 ends: Tuesday 24th July 2018


Academic 2018/2019

Staff development days have yet to be confirmed


Term 1
Term 1 starts: Monday 3rd September 2018
Term 1 ends: Friday 19th October 2018


Term 2
Term 2 starts: Monday 29th October 2018

Term 2 ends: Wednesday 19th December 2018


Term 3
Term 3 starts: Thursday 3rd January 2019
Term 3 ends: Friday 15th February 2019


Term 4
Term 4 starts: Monday 25th February 2019
Term 4 ends: Friday 5 April 2019


Term 5
Term 5 starts: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Term 5 ends: Friday 24th May 2019


Term 6
Term 6 starts: Monday 3rd June 2019
Term 6 ends: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

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