8:30am Playground gates open - reading for pleasure time in classrooms
8:45am School start time
8:55 - 9:00am Registration
9:15-10:15am Read Write Inc - all of KS1 and some children from KS2
10.15-10:30 Breaktime KS1
11:00-11.15 Breaktime KS2
12.00 – 12:45pm Lunch for KS1
12.15 – 1pm Lunch for KS2
2:45-3pm Class novel reading time
3.00pm End of School Day
AM 15 hours: 08:30-11:30 or PM 15 hours: 12.15:15:15
30 hours: 08:30-14:30 (an optional top up to 15:15 is available for a small charge)
KS1 children participate in the school Fruit and Vegetable Scheme and receive a free piece of fresh fruit daily. KS2 children are encouraged to adopt healthy eating choices and are asked to bring fruit or vegetables in to snack on. There is also a healthy tuck shop in school for pupils in KS2 selling raisins and fruit juice.
Children are expected to wear school uniform. It provides the children with a sense of identity and belonging and it promotes high standards. School uniform may be purchased from:
Graham Briggs School Outfitters - Through Facebook.
Long hair must be tied back as part of Health & Safety welfare in addition, boys are not permitted to have bleached or shaved hairstyles, this is in line with Minsthorpe Academy. Small, plain, stud earrings are permitted. However, nail varnish is not allowed.
Key Stage 1 & 2 Children
White or pale blue blouse/polo shirt
Physical Education (PE)
Navy shorts/PE skirt
White T shirt
Navy track suit/jogger
Dark grey trousers/shorts
White or pale blue shirt/polo shirt
White T shirt
Foundation Stage children wear red jumpers / white or red polo shirts.
Please note the school operates a black shoe policy – coloured trainers are not acceptable. Shorts are only allowed in Summer. Sports shorts are not acceptable as school wear. Logoed school sweatshirts/cardigans are the preferred style.
Children must change for PE. Children must wear navy shorts and a white T-Shirt. Pumps or trainers must be worn for outdoor PE. PE kit/clothing must be clearly marked with the child’s name. If a child is unable to participate in PE the school must be informed. Children need suitable footwear for PE activities on the field or playground. On the recommendation of the Medical Officer, activities in the school hall are carried out in bare feet.