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School holidays and daily structure

Our School Day Timings September 2023 to July 2024


The school office is open between 8:15am and 4:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:15am and 3:30pm Friday.


The school day begins with Breakfast Club from 08:15am - 08:45am, entry is via the main entrance between 8:15am and 8:30am. This is free to all pupils (funded by Livin' and Greggs).


Year 3/4 

08:45                     Children enter through the Main Entrance

08:55                     Morning Registration

09:00                     Morning Lessons 

10:30                     Playtime 

10:45                     Morning Lessons 

11:50                     Lunchtime

12:35                     Afternoon Lessons

15:10                     Children leave school via the side gate shared with Horndale Infants


Children must be collected by an adult at the end of the school day.


Year 5/6 

08:45                    Children enter through the Main Entrance 

08:55                    Morning Registration

09:00                    Morning Lessons 

10:30                    Playtime

10:45                    Morning Lessons 

12:10                    Lunchtime

12:55                    Afternoon Lessons

15:10                    Children leave school via the Main Entrance


Year 5/6 may walk home alone if forms are completed for our records.




School holidays for the 2023/24 academic year


HolidayClosing dateDate re-opens
Summer 2023Friday 21 July 2023Monday 4 September 2023
Autumn half-term 2023Friday 27 October 2023Monday 6 November 2023
Christmas 2023Tuesday 19 December 2023Wednesday 3 January 2024
Spring half-term 2024Friday 16 February 2024Monday 26 February 2024
Easter 2024Thursday 28 March 2024Monday 15 April 2024
May Day 2024Friday 3 May 2024Tuesday 7 May 2024
Summer half-term 2024Friday 24 May 2024Monday 3 June 2024
Summer 2024Tuesday 23 July 2024Wednesday 4 September 2024


PD Days- school is closed for pupils due to teacher training:

  • Monday 4th September 2023
  • Wednesday 3rd January 2024
  • Monday 15th April 2024
  • Monday 3rd June 2024
  • Tuesday 4th June 2024


School Holidays 2024/25

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