The children are taught in seven single age classes. All children work and study in well-equipped, modern classrooms (eight including our Nursery class). Nursery children attend for 15 hours each week, either over 2.5 days or on a daily part-time basis
Teaching time in a normal full school week ranges, depending on the age of pupils, from 22 – 23 hrs for infants and 24 – 24.5 hrs for juniors. There is additional time allocated for registration, assemblies, hymn practice and play.
All the children have a 15 minute break during the morning and this is staggered to allow full use of the playground area. Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children enjoy the benefits of fruit, courtesy of the National Fruit Scheme, which is also an important time for developing social skills and further developing positive relationships.
Reception and Key Stage One children have an hour for lunch, and Key Stage Two children have 45 minutes. During this time the pupils are cared for by our competent and caring Midday Staff Team. There are opportunities for both structured and free-play activities on fine days and a range of indoor games and activities for very wet lunchtimes.
Children have a flexible afternoon break. The school day ends at 3.15pm. Children travelling on the school bus are escorted by members of staff who see them safely into their seats. Children being met by their parents are collected from the top playground.