Cradle Hill Community Primary School

All in a School Day

Our school day for all children is from 8.45am until 3.15pm (32.5 hours a week).

A typical day:


The gate is opened each morning and a senior leader will be on duty at the front and back gate.


Register is taken at 8.45am for all children.

Reception, Years 1, 3 and 6 children enter straight into their classrooms from the playground.

Years 2, 4 and 5 children enter through a dedicated door.

Class teachers stand by the door waiting to welcome the children and a senior leader remains on duty at the front and back gate until they are closed at 8.55am.

Anyone arriving after should report to the office, remembering to order their lunch for the day (especially important if your child is having a hot school meal).

Break time

 10.30 - 10.45am


We encourage all children to have a healthy snack – Early Years and Key Stage 1 will be able to pick from a selection of free fruit.


Early Years 11.45am - 1pm

Year 1 12 - 1pm

Year 2 12.15 - 1.15pm

Year 3 and 4 12 - 1pm

Years 5 and 6 12.15 - 1.15pm


End of school for all children

Total hours for all year groups - 32.5 hours

National Pandemic

In response to Covid we may make changes to the school organisation. For example, the break and lunchtimes may be slightly different so that we can ensure different groups of children are not outside at the same time.

Please see below for our Risk Assessment and Contingency Plan.

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