St Kentigern's

R.C Primary School

Our School Day

September 2022

School currently starts at 8.55 am and ends at 3.15 pm.  Doors are open from 8.45 am to allow children to begin prepared morning activities. There are 31 hours and 40 min in the school week.


After the October half term, the school will start at 8.50 am and finish at 3.20 pm to ensure we offer 32.5 hours across the week, doors will open at 8.40 am.

For Covid -19 amendments to the school day, please see up to date information in the Covid - 19 Tab

The organisation of the School Day (Non-Covid school day times)


Early Years


Children are welcomed into the Acorns, Nursery and Reception classes from 8.45 am.    EYFS staff will help the children to hang up their coats and settle into the daily routine.  Any late arrivals to Acorns, Nursery, or Reception will be registered via the school office. Parents will be provided with a late slip, and will then need to take their children down to the Early Years entrance, ring for admission, and submit the late slip to the staff member on the door.  The Nursery gates are locked during the day and opened again at 3 pm.  Children are picked up by parents at 3.10 pm.




A member of KS1 staff will be on duty in the playground from 8.45 am.  Year 1 and 2 open their doors at 8.45 am and liaise with parents. Children put their coats and bags in the cloakroom which is situated next to the classrooms at either end of the block. At 8.55 am the bell rings and doors are closed. The school gates are to be shut at 9.00 am, after which time children enter the school from the main office.



Year 1 and 2:


08.45   Children enter school and begin prepared morning activities

09.00   Registration

09:10   Learning session 1

10:15   Break

10:30   Learning session 2

11.45   Lunch

12.30   Afternoon registration

13:05   Learning session 3

14.15   Break

14.30   Learning session 4

15:15   End of Day


At the end of the school day parents collect their children directly from the classroom. Doors are closed at 3.30 pm and any remaining children are taken to the main office.




A member of KS2 teaching staff is on duty each morning from 8.45 in the KS2 playground.  Children proceed into class when doors open at 8.45.  At the school bell at 8.55, all children in class and doors and school gates are closed.  As above, late children enter school through the school office.


08:55   Registration and morning activities

09:10   Learning sessions one and two

10.30   Break

11:15   Learning session three

12:30   Lunch

13:15   Afternoon registration

13:20   Learning sessions four and five

15:15   End of Day