The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.20pm for Reception and Key Stage 1, and 3.25pm for Key Stage 2.  Registration is from 8.55am to 9.00am. Children are welcomed into class from 8.45am to complete ‘early bird’ activities such as quizzes or handwriting practice.

Children are in school for:

  • 32 hours and 5 minutes in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
  • 32 hours and 30 minutes in Year 3 and Year 4

Our school milk scheme

Did you know our school has a school milk scheme?
By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

“How much does it cost?”
Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”
School milk provides your child with essential nutrients such as calcium and protein, for strong, healthy teeth and bones. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

“How do I register my child?”

If your child is under five-

  1. Go to or pick up a form from school.
  2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
  1. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five-

  1. Go to or pick up a form from school.
  2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you.  If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
  3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

“How do I find out more?”
Visit or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 321 3248.

Click here to download an application form


Children in Reception have their lunch at 12.00pm and the rest of school have lunch at 12.15pm. We commence afternoon learning activities at 1.00pm

For pupils in Year 3 and Year 4, if you are not entitled to free school meals, dinner money should be paid for the entire week on Monday morning. Payment should be placed in a named, sealed envelope with the days of the week that dinner is required written on the front. The cost of lunch is £2.40 per day.  The dinner menu is available below to enable you to check which meals your child wishes to have on any given week.

Please note that Shire Services are unable to accept payment on a daily basis for meals (in an exceptional circumstance please call the school office for advice before 9.30am).

For current Lunch Menu please click here.

For Lunch Menu 2024 – 2025 please click here.

Afternoon play times

KS1 have an afternoon playtime at 2.15pm.

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents can drop off and collect their children from the playground.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know.  This avoids any confusion or upset.

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely. We have a bike rack in the school car park – please consider your children’s safety when using this.