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Nightingale Primary School


School times


Year groups


School starts 



Lunch time


Day ends




11.45 – 12.45


Y1 & 2


12.00 – 1.00


Y3 & 4


12.00 - 1.00


Y5 & 6




Nursery  AM

  8.45 – 11.45

Nursery  PM

 12.45 -3.45

Start of the day

Classrooms are open from 8.45am in Reception to Year 4. The doors will be closed at 9.00am. 

In Years 5 and 6, children should go to their playground no earlier than 8.40am.  A bell is rung at 8.55am, when the children should line up with their teacher.  We aim to have all children in class by 9.00am.

Parents of Nursery children can wait outside the Nursery and are welcome to accompany children when they go in.  The School cannot accept children late to Nursery after 9.00am and 1.00pm.

It is essential that children are on time as the first part of the school day is used to give explanations and instructions regarding their work.

Children who arrive after the close of registration will be marked as unauthorised absence in line with the Department for Education (DfE) guidance.

Late Arrival

If you do arrive late, please do not take your child to the classroom door as this disrupts learning. Instead please take your child to the office to be registered. You will be asked for the reason for lateness.

End of the school day

At the end of the day (3.30pm) children in Reception to Year 2 classes can be collected from their classroom. Class teachers in Year 3 to 6 take their classes into the playground where they will wait until 3.40pm. After this time they will take any uncollected children to the school office.

We understand that in exceptional circumstances you may get held up; if this happens please call the school office to notify us. It can be very distressing for children if they are not collected and they don’t know why you are late.