Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

School day

Governors of all schools set the timings of the school day, using recommendations from the Local Authority, advice from the Headteacher and decisions made after consultation with parents at annual meetings. From 17th April 2023

Morning Session:                        8.45am to 12 noon (12.10pm for KS2)

                                                   including a 15 minute break


Afternoon session:                      1pm to 3.15pm including a 15 minute break

                                                   (Break for FS/KS1 only)

Children may arrive at school from shortly before 8.40am when they must be supervised by parents or carers.  We have a 'soft start' where classroom doors will open at 8.40am and the children can come straight into class. 

Registers are closed at 9.00am.  Late arrivals need to be signed in via the school office.  For reasons of health and safety all late arrivals and early departures need an entry made in the pupil absences book in reception explaining the reason for absence and the time of arrival/departure.  

All children have a break mid morning and foundation stage and key stage 1 have an afternoon break.

Lunchtime is between 11.55pm and  1pm for FS/KS1 and 12.10 to 1pm for KS2.  Children can either have school dinners or bring packed lunches from home.  Children eat in the school hall but during warmer weather, they are allowed to eat outside. 

The school day ends at 3.15pm. 

Collective worship takes place every day. We meet as a whole school 3 days a week during the morning. We also hold a celebration assembly for the whole school each Friday afternoon. During our collective worship, we discuss our 5 key values and enjoy singing.

The school year

We are a voluntary controlled Church of England school.  The Local Authority sets the term and holiday dates.  The school year consists of 190 days; there must be a break in the middle of the day which results in 380 school sessions.  Teachers are required to be available on a further 5 days. Please see the Term Dates section for details.