Harlands Primary School

Structure of the School Day

Start of the Day

  • From September 2022, the school gate will open at 8.30am
  • On arrival, children will go directly into their classes
  • School registers will close at 8.45am

First thing in the morning is a particularly busy time, so if you want a quick word with the teacher, after school is better.

Collecting children

Parents of children in Early Years go through the garden gate to collect their children.

Please let the teacher know if someone else is collecting or phone the office if you have been delayed.

School Times

First Session

Break time 10.30-10.45
Second Session  10.45-12.00
LUNCHTIME 12.00-1.00
Afternoon session (KS1) 1.00-3.05
Afternoon session (KS2) 1.00-3.10
Playtime is from 10.30 to 10.45am, although the Reception children often go out separately.
The length of the school day from arrival at 8.30am to the end of lessons at 3.05 (KS1) or 3.10 (KS2) equates to 6 hours 35 minutes for KS1 , and 6 hours 40 minutes for KS2,  This complies with the requirement that children are on site for at least 32.5 hours per week.

Infants may have a short playtime in the afternoon. There are three playgrounds; one for the Reception/Infant children, the other two for the older children. There are teachers and teaching assistants on duty at playtime to supervise activities, with teaching assistants supervising at lunchtime. Only sponge footballs are allowed on the playground, and play fighting is not permitted (children whose play is rough will be reprimanded).

The children have a varied environment of hard, artificial and natural grassed areas with large and small play equipment, including climbing frames, play houses, a fort, outdoor classroom, chess board, picnic seating areas and quiet corners.

The school participates in the Free School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme for those in Reception, Years 1 and 2. Children in KS2 are permitted to bring a snack to school for morning break. As part of our healthy eating policy we ask the children to bring fruit, vegetables or buns and not crisps or sweets.

Children should have hats and sun cream in the event of sunny weather, and will also need a water bottle.  

Updated September 2022