The School Day


Here at Witnesham the school day starts at 8:55am.  


It is of considerable importance that children arrive punctually as registration is at 8.55am.  We feel that it is necessary for children to arrive about 10 minutes before the start of school.  This avoids the last minute rush to find belongings. This is the period when a member of staff is available to supervise the children in the playground or in school if wet. There is no guarantee that children can be supervised before 8.50am.


Playtime for the Classes 1 and 2 starts at 10:30am and finishes at 10:45am.

Playtime for the Classes 3 and 4 starts at 10:45am and finishes at 11:00am.

During the Summer Term playtime for the whole school starts at 10:45am and finishes at 11:00am.


Children have access to the playground and field (weather permitting) during this time whlist they are being supervised by a class teacher or member of staff. Play equipment, such as skipping ropes and balls, are provided  for children to play with.


Lunch time for the whole school starts at 12:00pm and finishes at 1:00pm.


The children all sit together for lunch in our hall.  The children enjoy a freshly cooked meal by our on site cooks (see 'School Lunches' information page) or a packed lunch made by their Mum or Dad. Once the majority of children have finished eating they are sent out to play. If playtime in on the playground Year 6 Young Leaders provide activities which children can join in if they wish.


School ends at 3:15pm for all children.  


School ends at 3.15pm for all children, we ask that parents arrive a few minutes before this time.  Children will be supervised in the playground while they wait to be collected.


After School clubs generally finish at 4:15pm (the occasional club such as football finishes at 4:30pm).


Clubs after school are generally organised for Classes 3 and 4 children to attend. Multipsorts on Thursday (run by Premier Sport) is for all classes.


For more information about our current after school clubs, have a look at the Clubs page.