There are 7 classes, each with approximately 30 children. Children are mainly taught in year groups and move through the school with their peers. There are three infant classes (Key Stage 1) and four junior classes (Key Stage 2). In each class a variety of whole class, group or individual teaching takes place, depending on the subject and each child’s need. Sometimes classes work together for assemblies or story times. Whole school assemblies take place three times a week. The infants and juniors have separate playgrounds and toilet facilities.
The School Day
Morning 9:00 am to 12:15 pm (Juniors 12:20 pm)
Afternoon 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm (Infants restart at 1:20 pm)
Monday Whole school Assembly
Tuesday KS1 Assembly
Wednesday KS2 Assembly
Thursday Whole School Asembly
Friday Whole School Celebration Assembly with Orchestra and Parents.
There is a Eucharist assembly for Years 5 & 6 once a term.
There is a 15 minute break in the morning for all children; this takes place at 10.45 am.
The number of hours spent on teaching will be approximately 23 hours 30 minutes per week.
Infant hours will be slightly less to allow for changing times and extra break in the afternoon, when teachers feel this is appropriate.
School will be open to pupils from 8.45am if they are not attending Breakfast Club. This staggered entry facilitates the pupils in settling into class for a smooth start to the day. All pupils are expected to be at school by 8.55am for a 9.00am start.
At 3:15 pm junior children will be dismissed and infant children will be escorted onto the main playground. It would be helpful if parents could wait on the playground, rather than in School Street, which becomes congested at this time of day. In the interests of safety, we would ask parents to collect children by car only when necessary.