Our School Day Times
8:40~8:50am – Doors open – Children arrive
9:00am – Collective Worship
9:20am – Lessons
10:15am – Morning Break KS1
10.30am – Morning Break KS2
10:30/45am – Lessons
12:00pm – Key Stage 1 lunch
12:15pm – Key Stage 2 lunch
1:00pm – Lessons begin KS1
1.15pm – Lessons begin KS2
3:15pm – End of the school day
Arrival at School
The bell rings for children to enter school at 8:40am and children walk into school unassisted. A member of the Senior Leadership Team wait on the doors to take any messages for class teachers. Children from KS2 only are welcome to enter school via the back playground. The doors close at 8:50am when our school day officially begins. All children are expected to be in school for 9:00am for Registration. Latecomers must sign into the school office.
Assemblies take place every morning. The children engage in a daily act of worship and take part in a range of activities during this time, including singing, learning and celebrating some of the many successes our children have achieved. Our Friday Celebration assembly is also a time for us to celebrate specific acts of kindness, attainment and birthdays.
Morning play time starts at 10:15am for KS1 children, and 10:30am for KS2 children. During break times, the children will play with their friends from across their Key Stage. The children also have the opportunity to purchase a healthy drink (milk or fruit juice) and snack (fruit, toast or bagel) from our school kitchen.
At lunchtimes, children in Reception or Key Stage 1 are provided with universal free school meals. Children in Key Stage 2 may purchase hot meals or bring healthy lunches from home. School meals are cooked onsite and the children are offered a range of healthy and filling choices.
End of the school day
The school day ends at 3:15pm. Children are dismissed by staff to their parents or a nominated collector. A child will only be allowed to go with someone other than their parent if the class teacher has been notified beforehand and written permission has been given to the office by the child’s carer as a named collector.
The Millfields Afterschool Club is a school run club that opens from 7.30am to the start of the school and from the end of the school day until 6pm. It is run and managed by school staff. The afterschool provision continues the ethos of the school in ensuring that the children are healthy and happy.
All absences must be reported to the school office in order for them to be authorised. In line with Department for Education guidance 2013, holiday absence is no longer authorised. Absence other than for illness must be discussed with the Head Teacher.