The academy day starts at 8.40am and children have six classroom sessions during the day. There is a morning break and a staggered lunchtime to ensure all children are able to eat in comfort and with friends from their year group. The day ends at 3.10pm for reception and key stage 1 (year 1/2) and 3.15pm for key stage 2 (year 3/4 and 5/6).

If children are attending one of our free extra-curricular clubs these end at 4pm and 4.15pm, please check with the specific club.

8.40am – academy day begins

Playground gates open at 8.40am and close at 8.55am.

10.00-10.45am – break time

Break time is staggered between reception and key stage 1, year 3/4 and year 5/6.

There are two playgrounds at the academy and two large fields that have plenty of use throughout the year. All playtimes are supervised by academy staff and we encourage wet and messy play as an important part of the social and physical development of your child.

11.30am – 1.25pm – lunch time

  • Reception and key stage 1: 11.30am-12.25pm
  • Key stage 2: 12.30-1.25pm

Children can either choose from the academy menu, where they have a choice of two main meal options or a sandwich with a choice of two fillings (in the winter this is replaced with a jacket potato with a choice of two fillings) or bring a healthy packed lunch.

Meals are paid for in advance and we use a cashless system for meal payments, called sQuid. A registration letter and document on how to access this are available from the academy office. Your child may be eligible for free school meals, please enquire at the academy office for further details.

A wide range of playground games are played during lunch time and we have a good team of midday supervisors to ensure all children are safe and happy.

3.10-3.15pm – home time

Children attend a themed assembly at the end of each day and are then seen out by staff at 3.10pm (reception and year 1/2) and 3.15pm (year 3/4 and year 5/6). If they are attending an after-school club, they will leave at 4.00pm or 4.15pm, please check with individual clubs for finishing time.

Reception and key Stage 1 children attend school for a total of 31 hours and 15 minutes.

Key stage 2  children attend school for a total of 31 hours and 40 minutes.