Maidenhall Primary School

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The School Day

What happens at the start of the day?

At Maidenhall the school day begins at 8:20am.  This is when the school gates open for children to go to their classrooms to start the day. 

Children enter their classrooms through their classroom or corridor doors. These doors open at 8:30am and close at 8:40am.  Any child arriving after this time will need to be signed in at the main office.


What happens at the end of the day?

The end of the school day is at 3:30pm for all classes on a Monday to Thursday.  Children can be collected from their classroom or corridor doors.

On Friday, school finishes at 1.00pm for all year groups.


This means that the typical school week at Maidenhall is 32.5 hours.


Breaks and lunchtimes

Morning break is at 10:45 until 11:00 for Years 3 to 6. Morning break is at 10:30 until 10:45 for Years 1 and 2. Reception has a separate snack break during the morning. 


Lunchtime is staggered for different classes Monday to Thursday. 

  • Lunchtimes are from 11.45 for our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  They have 1 hour for lunch.
  • Lunchtimes are 12:15 to 1:00 for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Monday to Thursday but 12:00 to 12:45 on a Friday.  They have 45 minutes for lunch.



There is a daily assembly for all years except Reception.  Year 1 and 2 assemblies are from 10:10 to 10:30.  Assemblies for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are held at 12:00 to 12:15 Monday to Thursday but 11:45 to 12:00 on a Friday.