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School Day


Main School

Although St John’s nursery is fully integrated into the life of the school, it does have its own separate handbook for the convenience of parents.

School starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm

Flexible Provision

Nursery 1

2.5 days Mon/Tues 9 – 3pm

                   Wed 8.45 – 11.45am


Nursery 2

2.5 days Wed 12.30 – 3.30pm

           Thurs/Fri 9 – 3pm

Daily collective worship – 10.30 

Morning break



Rec and KS1    12.00 – 1.00pm

KS2    12.15 – 1.00pm

Afternoon break

2.00 – 2.10pm



Absences and lateness

School starts at 8.55 a.m. and all children are expected to be in the school playground for 8.50am. Children should not ideally arrive at school before 8.40 a.m. Cloakroom doors will be closed at 9.00am so children arriving after this time will be required to sign in at reception. Children who arrive after 9.10am. will be marked as late and children who arrive after 9.25am will be marked absent. The Department for Education requires schools to  differentiate between authorised and unauthorised absences. 

To help make this recording accurate, please inform us of the reason for children’s absences as soon as possible, preferably by 9am on the first day of absence. If we do not hear from you by 9.30am then a member of staff will contact you at the earliest convenience. This is in no way to ‘check up’ but simply that we take our responsibility for your children very seriously and we need to know where they are if they do not turn up at school. Please accept the call in the spirit of cooperation and keep absence to a minimum.

We recognise that consistency in attendance runs alongside consistency in progress and therefore good attendance is essential in our drive to raise standards and help each child to achieve his or her potential.