St Gildas Catholic Primary School

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The School Day

School Times

The Avenue entrance will be opened at 08.30 and be closed at 09.00.  Classrooms are opened at 08.40 and children should be supervised on the playground between 08.30-08.40 by an adult.


Key Stage 1‚Äč


08.55 - 10.30 am


10.30 - 10.45 am


10.45 - 12.15 pm


13.15 - 15.25 pm

Afternoon may include 1 x 15 minute break


Key Stage 2


08.55 - 10.45 am


10.45 - 11.00 am


11.00 - 12.15 pm


13.15 - 15.25 pm



All classes are in school for a total of 32.5 hours per week.




Learning to organise their time and be punctual is an important part of children's development.

Children may arrive at school, using 'The Avenue' entrance, between 8.30 and 9.00 am. At 8.40 children go straight into class where quiet activities are available until the start of the school day at 8.55 am. The school cannot be held responsible for the safety of children arriving before 8.40 am and there is no access to the playground before 8.30 am except for those children coming into school for the Early Arrivals club. This caters for working parents or carers who need to drop children off between 7.45 and 8.40 am. There is a small charge for this service. Please see the Early Arrivals Breakfast Club section of our website or contact the school office for more information.

School starts promptly at 8.55 am. It is very important that all children are in school by this time. Children are disadvantaged if they arrive late and are entered as such on the class register. Children who arrive shortly after registration will be marked as 'L', those arriving after 9.10 am will be recorded as 'U' (which, following DfE guidelines, is deemed as an unauthorised absence). If an emergency arises which means your child will be late, please inform the office as soon as possible.




Collective worship takes place in the school on a daily basis, either in class, as a key stage, or as a whole school celebration. Parents are invited to attend whole school Masses on special feast days during the term. They are also invited to attend their child's class assembly, which should take place once during each term. Times and dates of these celebrations are given in the weekly school bulletin.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship. Alternative provision is arranged with the parents.