The School Day
School Hours From January 2023
The Department for Education (DfE) has recently set a requirement that state-funded schools deliver a school week of a minimum of 32.5 (32 hours and 30 minutes) hours for children in Years 1-6. We welcome this statutory change, which will support excellent outcomes for all by giving our children additional time in school. In order to achieve a 32.5 (32 hours and 30 minutes) school week for children in Years 1-6, the school day will be increasing by 10 minutes for these children as per below:
School start time (all children): 8.45am
School finish time (Y1-6): 3.15pm
School finish time (Nursery & Reception): 3.10pm
KS1 children have a morning break from 10.30am to 10.45am.
KS2 children have a morning break from 10.45am to 11.00am.
KS1 lunchtime is 12.00pm to 1.00pm.
KS2 lunchtime is 12.15am to 1.15pm.
We will be using this additional time at the start of the day to support children’s wellbeing and for the consolidation of key skills. Please note that this earlier start to the school day will not affect the morning Well Being and Bright Starts clubs.
You can find DfE national guidance on the minimum expectation for the length of the school week here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1063520/Minimum_expectation_for_length_of_school_week_-__information_note.pdf