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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life


School opening hours

Timings for the school day can be seen below:


8.40am - School grounds opened to parents and children.

8.45am - School doors open and children can begin to enter their classroom.

8.55am - School starts, registers taken and school gates closed. All children arriving after this time should enter school through the main entrance and sign in.  

10.30am - Break time

12.00pm - 1.00pm: Lunch time for children in Reception and Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

12.15pm - 1.15pm: Lunch time for children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)

3.25pm - End of the school day


This is a total of 6 hours and 30 minutes a day, 32 hours and 30 minutes per week. This meets the DfE's expectations for school opening hours.