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  • Our school is a caring and multicultural environment.

    With students from over 50 nationalities, our school values respect and integrity. Our children excel socially, personally and academically.

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School Day

The school day is structured to encourage routine and familiarity, whilst offering a range of experiences to aid the physical development and the exploration of interests.  We provide opportunities to encourage healthy competition, experience the spirit of teamwork and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Our Parent Handbooks are available at Reception and can be downloaded from the Parent’s Essentials section of the website. Also, keep an eye on our facebook site. We update this regularly with information on all aspects of school life, so it's a good place to start if you have any questions.

An Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Day

The school day for our Early Years students begins at 8.15am.  Parents or a responsible adult should take children directly to their classes at 8.15am.




Members of staff are on site in the playground to supervise F3, Y1 and Y2 children. F1 and F2 children will need to be accompanied by a parent until 8:15am.


Full Day Session (including lunch)


Morning Session (including lunch)

A Primary Day

The school day for Primary students begins at 7.55am until 2.30pm. Below is a broad outline of the Primary Day.  Please note that timelines vary slightly relevant to the different Milepost groups, and also slightly between each Primary campus. 



From 7.30

Members of staff are on site to meet and supervise the children.





Year 3 and 4 Morning Break

Year 5 and 6 Morning Break




Lunch Break*




Classes end for Primary school pupils.

2.40 onwards

Co-Curricular Activities**

* Within this timeline there are variations relevant to each year group.

** Some Co-Curricular Clubs run at 7am at the Junior campus.  

Primary run CCA's are divided into 5 categories - Community, Arts, Technology, Sport and Language. All children are encouraged to choose clubs from different categories throughout the year to broaden their interests and skills. Most activities are held after the normal school day from 2.40pm-3.40pm however some may be organised before the start of the day and others during lunchtimes. Club selections are made electronically using CHQ via the school website. A termly listing of CCA’s can be found in 'Our Students' section of the website or via this link Clubs and Activities

A Secondary Day

The school day for Secondary students is from 7.50am - 2.40pm. Pupils will need to be at school by 7.40am so that they can be in their classrooms to start class at 7.50am. Most lessons are double periods lasting a total of 75 minutes.




Tutorial & Registration


Period 1 (40 mins)


Period 2 (35 mins)


Changeover (5 mins)


Period 3 (40 mins)



Period 4 (35 mins)


Break (25 mins)


Period 5 (40 mins)


Period 6 (35 mins)


Lunch and Co-Curricular Activities (55 mins)


Period 7 (40 mins)


Period 8 (35 mins)


Changeover (10 mins)


Co-Curricular Activities (60 mins)


Changeover (5 mins)


Co-Curricular Activities (60 mins)

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA’s) take place at various times throughout the day, varying from morning sessions starting at 6.30am to lunch time sessions and after school activities from 2.50pm-3.50pm and 3.55pm-4.55pm.  A termly listing of CCA’s can be found in 'Our Students' section of the website or via this link Clubs and Activities