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Timings of the School day

The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm. 


At 10.15am, children from Y1 to Y6 have a short playtime break which lasts for 10 minutes.
Children in Years 1 and 2 have a short afternoon break at 2.25pm for 10 minutes.

Reception flexible access to outdoor play througout the day. In the final half term of the school year, they will join children in Key Stage 1 to have breaks at set times.


Children in Reception have their lunch at 11.50am and their break ends at 12.50pm.  For those in Y1 to Year 6 lunch is at 12.00 noon until 1.10pm.
Wake Up Shake Up - which is 10 minutes of physical activity is the first lesson of the afternoon for children in Years 1-6. This takes place everyday (weather permitting) and lasts for 10 minutes.

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – teachers are in the playground 5 minutes before the start of the school day and also bring their class to the playground at the end of the school day.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg if another person is collecting your child), please let us know.  This avoids any confusion or upset.

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! parking around school is severely limited and access onto Primrose Hill is difficult due to the road in front of school being narrow and a dead end.  Alternatively, we have some bike and scooter storage at school for those children who wish to use this as a means of travel.