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School Day & Timings

Due to restrictions associated with the response to Covid-19, until further notice, school day timings will differ for each class as will drop off and collection points.   Parents and carers will have been notified about these.

School Organisation

8:30am                                     Playground gates open - classroom activities 

8:45am                                     School start time

8:55 - 9:00am                          Registration

9.00am                                     Assembly

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


Nursery Sessions:

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. 

School Uniform

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


Girls                                                              Boys

Grey skirt/trousers/shorts

White or pale blue blouse/polo shirt

Navy cardigan/sweatshirt

Checked dresses/navy/white

Black shoes


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

Navy sweatshirt

Black shoes



Physical Education(PE)

Navy shorts

White T shirt

Navy tracksuit/jogger


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.