The School Day
Our school day starts as soon as the children walk into school. We have a Breakfast Club for children which starts at 7.45am serving healthy breakfasts. The children line up on the playground at 8.50am where they are greeted with a big smile by their teachers who lead them into school. Our morning lessons begin at 8.55am and end at 12.15pm for lunch with a 20 minute playtime in the middle.
We have a brand new kitchen serving hot, healthy and nutritious meals. Lunches are served in the school hall between 12.15 and 1.15pm. Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch if you would prefer.
Lunchtimes and playtimes are happy at St Mary's. Children are extremely well supported in their play by our staff team. Children can play on our extensive field, (weather permitting) or on our playgrounds and trim trails. The infant children have a separate playground from the junior children and there are two junior playgrounds; one for Year 5 and 6 and one for Year 3 and 4. Teachers, teaching assistants and play leaders are on hand to play with the children and we have a team of trained and friendly lunchtime supervisors who support the children alongside our inclusion staff.
Our afternoon session starts at 1.15pm and school ends at 3.10pm for the infants and 3.15pm for juniors. Parents collect their children from the school playground. Many children choose to stay on to do an after school club. St Mary's has a variety of clubs for children to choose from, ranging from art clubs to sports. For working parents there is also an After School Club available which runs from 3.15pm until 6pm.