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The school opens at 8.10am for registration at 8.25am.


PGB, JCB, and OB  pupils gather weekly at 8.30am for a whole-building assembly, which helps to reinforce a sense of unity and shared identity in the school and provides an opportunity to promote the ethos of kindness and care for others. It is also a time to acknowledge and applaud endeavour and achievement.


The assemblies are non-denominational. The customs and beliefs that children of all religions bring into the school are recognised and appreciated. Hymns and seasonal songs are sung and children are encouraged to play, sing, perform, recite and contribute in an active way to these daily gatherings.


Lessons begin at 8.30am (JCB) and PGB and 9am (OB) and a balanced timetable includes 30-minute lessons with a morning break and a play period at lunch time. Lunch takes place between 12noon and 2pm in three sittings in a dedicated dining room.

Hot lunches are cooked on-site using organic produce and children may choose a meat or vegetarian main meal option as well as selecting items from the salad bar.


Sport, art and drama generally take place in the afternoon. At the end of the school day there is a variety of after-school clubs that children may join (see details in the After-School Clubs section).


Going-home times are as follows:

  • Reception and Year 1 at 3.10pm

  • Year 2 at 3.20pm

  • Years 3 and 4 at 3.40pm

  • Years 5 to 8 at 4.00pm


There is a late-club for siblings and for those waiting for after-school clubs.

Lunches & Breaks