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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

The School Day

The School Day


Morning Session: 8.45 am - 11.45 am
Afternoon Session: 12.25 pm - 3.25 pm
The Nursery gates are opened at 8.45 am and 12.25 pm. Nursery staff will greet the children and are available to speak to parents and carers to answer brief queries.



Morning Session: 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Lunch Break: 12.00 pm  - 1.00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1.00 pm - 3.15 pm


Key Stage One (KS1) - Year 1 & 2

Morning Session: 8.55 am - 12.00 pm
Lunch Break: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1.00 pm - 3.20 pm
  • A senior member of staff unlocks the gate to the infant playground at 8.45 am to allow access for pupils and parents or carers. They remain on duty until after 9.00 am when they are also responsible for locking the gate.
  • Children may go into their classroom once their class teacher or Teaching Assistant has come into the playground. A whistle is blown at 8.50 am to indicate the start of the school day and that parents and carers should leave the playground to allow the gate to be locked.
  • It helps your child to settle into class comfortably and join in with the early morning activities if they are brought to school on time. 
  • Children become anxious if they are last to be collected at the end of the day so please arrive promptly to meet them.
  • If there is a change to the usual arrangements for collecting your child at the end of the day, please let your class teacher or teaching assistant know in the morning. Parents must inform the school office if a last minute change has to be made. Please note that we can only take direction from a child's own parent.


Key Stage Two (KS2) - Year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Morning Session: 8.50 am - 12.30 pm
Lunch Break: 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
Afternoon Session: 1.30 pm - 3.25 pm
  • A senior member of staff unlocks the gate to the junior playground at 8.40 am to allow access for pupils. They will blow a whistle at 8.45 am to let the children know that it is time to go to their classrooms for registration. Staff remain on duty until the gate is locked at 8.50 am. Parents do not enter the junior playground in the morning. 

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