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School Hours

Changing of the school hours

During the academic year 2020/2021, we have adapted the timings of the school week to meet the demands of COVID-19 and to ensure that a deep clean takes place on a Friday afternoon. 

Due to the success of these new hours, the Governing Board is proposing that from September, the new timings of the school day will be as follows:

  Start time Finish time
Monday to Thursday 8:30am 3:00pm
Friday 8:30am 1:30pm

We understand that Fridays have proven problematic for some of our working parents and with this in mind, we will be offering clubs that will run from 1:30pm until 2:30pm in order to assist these parents.

With these proposed changes, the children will receive more learning time in school given the earlier start and alterations within the school day.  Changes to the school day will mean that classes have a stable teacher throughout the week.  We have seen that this has a positive impact on behaviour and learning as well as the personal development and welfare of the pupils.  Planning, Preparation and Assessment time (a legal requirement for all teachers) will be given during a Friday afternoon for the vast majority of staff which will mean fewer cover teachers being used within school.