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The School Day


The school day is organised as follows:

The children arrive between 8.40am and 8.50am and may go straight to their classrooms.


Please note: children arriving after 8.55am will be marked as 'L' - (late) in the register.  If pupils arrive after 9.00am they will be marked as 'U' (late after registers close) in the register.  This is classed as unauthorised absence.


8.50 amRegistration
9.00 am  Lessons Begin
10.40am Morning Break
10.55am Lessons Begin
12 noonLunch
1.00 pmAfternoon lessons begin
3.20 pmSchool ends


N.B. The Infant department take a 15 minute break in the afternoon.


Parents are reminded that the children are their responsibility until the start of the school day and from dismissal in the afternoon. Both Infants and Juniors have a morning break from 10.40 – 10.55 am. The children may bring a healthy snack such as fruit or cheese to eat at this break. Children should not bring sweets into school (except for special occasions such as birthdays and these must be wrapped and labelled and not contain nuts). There is a 15 minute break in the afternoon for Infants. During this break they have a piece of fruit or vegetable provided by a NHS initiative.

During the lunch break the children are looked after by lunchtime supervisors in the hall and in the playground.



Children may bring a healthy packed lunch or have a school meal. Dinner money may be paid weekly, monthly, half-termly or termly in advance. Weekly money should be paid on Monday mornings in a named envelope please.

Our school dinners are provided by HC3S at a cost of £2.50 per day. They are responsible for providing a menu according to nutritional guidelines and you can find all the details about menu's etc. below. Choices of fruit and vegetables are available each day and the children are encouraged to eat these. Children presently are able to choose to have a school lunch on chosen days and these can be booked and paid for at the school office or online through TucasiALL children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are entitled to a meal, free of charge, under the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) programme and registration is not required. Further details can be found here.



Please visit the HC3S website by clicking here. This is their ‘go to’ platform for all of their relevant information including:

  • Menus
  • Their NEW special diet page with details about our new online registration portal and our allergy matrix, a useful tool for you as parents
  • Competitions
  • National campaigns – VegPower, National School Meals Week and Nutrition and Hydration Week
  • Contact details
  • Free school meal information
  • Pupil premium


Free school meals – Can I apply? 


You may be able to claim free school meals for your child if you are in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Please speak to Mrs Watson in the school office if any of these apply you. 

Please click here to find more information on Free School Meals. 



MID-MORNING SNACKS – children are encouraged to bring in a snack for the morning break. This snack must be of a healthy nature – fruit, vegetables, dried fruit or cheese. Please do not send breadsticks and cheese dips, cereal bars, yoghurt tubes or similar.

WATER IN SCHOOL – We have an initiative allowing the children constant access to drinking water throughout the day.