Gillingham CofE
Primary Academy

The School Day

School day starts 8:45am
Registration 8:55-9am
End of School Day 3.15pm

The school is opened to children at 8:45am when early morning activities start in class. Children in Skylarks class are welcomed into school via the front door, children in Swans via the right side gate and children in Mallards via the left side gate of the main school.

All children are encouraged to say goodbye to parents/carers at this point and any messages that need to be passed onto the class teacher can either be left with the staff member on the door or passed via the school office.

At 10:40am all children have a 20 minute morning break. A fruit snack is provided to children in Reception and KS1. Children in KS2 are welcome to bring in a healthy snack from home.

Our lunch break is one hour, running from 12noon – 1pm.

Aspens Services cook fresh school dinners for our children daily. They are cooked onsite at Ditchingham Primary Academy and transported across by our catering assistant. There is no charge to Reception or Key Stage 1 for school dinners. The cost of a meal for Key Stage 2 children is £2.47 per day. Please see our ‘School Meals’ tab for further information and to view our current menu.

Alternatively you can send a home packed lunch into school for your child. We enjoy seeing the variety of healthy options in home packed lunches.

Our school day ends at 3:15pm

The Government request that all schools display their exact times of opening, along with the total number of hours spent in education.

For Gillingham St Michael’s Primary Academy, the following applies:

Start of the school day (Mon – Fri) – 8.45am

End of the school day (Mon – Fri) – 3.15pm

Total hours in education per day: 6 hours 30 minutes

Total hours in education per week: 32.5 hours

Gillingham CofE Primary Academy

For all enquiries, or if you would like to visit the school please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions or make an appointment for you.

Telephone: 01502 713425 •

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