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School Day

School Opening Hours


We operate a 'soft start' approach to our day. This means that children officially begin learning at school at 9am, but doors open at 8.45am to welcome children as they arrive. This allows our learners to settle into school for the day, chat with their friends and the staff, and enjoy some toast for breakfast if they wish. Toast is provided for the whole school, every day.



Early Years


Nursery (part-time): 8.50am - 11.50am 

(15 hours per week)


Nursery (full-time):  8.50am - 3.15pm

(32 hours per week)


Reception: 8.50am - 3.15pm

(32 hours per week)


Key Stage One & Two


9am - 3.30pm

(32.5 hours per week)



Children to be collected from their allocated pick up doors for each class.

Children must be collected by adults, over 16 years, that have been named on the contact list. Please call the school if you have any queries.