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The School Day

During the Autumn term 2021, school continues to operate a one-way system on site.
Classes enter and exit the building through specifically allocated doors and are welcomed in by staff.

Doors open at 8:50 a.m. and the register is taken at 9:00 a.m.

Lunch break is currently 11:45 - 12:20 p.m. (EYFS) and 12:30-1:20 p.m. (Years 1-6)

The school day ends at 3:20 p.m.



9.00am Lessons Start

9:00am KS1 Assembly

9:15am KS2 Assembly

11:15am Morning Break

11.30am Lessons

11:45 - 12:20 Lunch for EYFS             12.30pm Lunch for KS1 and KS2 (50 mins)

12:20pm Lessons start for EYFS.        1.20pm Lessons start for KS1 and KS2

2.10pm-2.20pm KS1 Afternoon Break      

3.20pm End of the School Day


It is very important that children arrive punctually at school. Arrival may be any time between 8.50am and 9.00am (when the register is taken). Please note that the playground is unsupervised before 8.50am and therefore, for safety reasons, the children should not be left unattended at this time.


From September 2015, the Government insisted there be a stricter approach to school attendance. Any child whose attendance falls to 90% or below, will be classed as Persistent Absence.

Holidays in term time will not be authorised, apart from very exceptional circumstances. As a school we do appreciate the financial impact this has on families, however all schools are expected to take appropriate action to ensure children's attendance remains a priority. St. John's works closely with our EWO, Miss Bickerton, who supports families in ensuring children arrive at school on time and do not have unnecessary absences.