Our School Day

The school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.20pm. The school gate opens at 8.35am and children should all be on the playground before 8.50am. Alternatively children can be dropped-off at the walking bus between 8.15 and 8.30am, at St Alhelm’s Church. Some mornings begin with a ‘wake and shake’ session.

Drop-off and Collection

At the beginning of the day parents are asked to leave their children at the school gate.

At pick-up parents are asked to come onto the playground and collect their children from their classes.


The whole school has morning playtime from 10.30 – 10.50am.


Lunchtime is from 12noon – 1pm and all children have their lunch in the dining room. Hot lunches at 12noon and packed lunches at 12.30pm.

Getting to School

Getting to and from school, walking is definitely the best option. But if travelling by car please park in the short term car park (outside the town hall) or in the long term car park at Station Yard (behind the Abbey); charges do not apply until 9am.

Please do not park outside the school, this area is for disabled access only. Please do not park in the areas opposite the school, as this is a safety hazard for pedestrians along with other road users and we need to respect nearby residents and parking regulations. We also have bike-racks just inside the school gate for bicycles and scooters.