Swaffham Bulbeck

Church of England Primary School

The total number of hours each class is taught in a week is:

RECEPTION AND KEY STAGE 1 (years 1 & 2)  -  22 hours and 45 minutes

KEY STAGE 2 (years 3,4,5 & 6)  -  24 hours

This excludes collective worship, registration and breaks.

Punctuality is important. Children should arrive between 8.45 a.m. and 8.55 a.m. Late arrival can be distressing for the child and disruptive for the class, and has to be noted in the child’s annual attendance record. Parents are required to sign the ‘late arrival register’.

School starts 8.55 a.m.

Morning break 10.25 a.m. - 10.40 a.m.

Lunch break 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m

Afternoon break 2.40 p.m. - 2.50 p.m. (Rec. & KS1 only)

School finishes 3.15 p.m.

At the end of school all children are escorted to the playground for collection by parents or another agreed carer. If there is a reason why you cannot collect your child promptly at the end of the day please let the school know (tel. 01223 811595).

Collective Worship
Daily collective worship is Christian, and is held in various forms within each class or as part of a whole school assembly.
Whole school assemblies are held four times a week; each led by the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher or a visitor. The vicar leads collective worship at least once a month. At special times of the year assemblies are held in the parish church, when parents and the local community are invited to join us.
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship. Any request for withdrawal must be made in writing. Pupils who are withdrawn will work in the library under the supervision of support staff.

Suitable outdoor clothing should be brought to school, so that children can maximise playtime as a valuable opportunity for fresh air and socialising.

All breaks are supervised by adults. Children are encouraged to play a variety of games provided by the school. We ask that games or toys are NOT brought from home, as this can lead to problems if there is loss or damage.

During bad weather, the children are stay in their own classroom and are supervised by assistants. A variety of board games, construction kits and activities are available.

Healthy snacks. Only fresh fruit and vegetables are allowed at playtime. The Early Years Centre and KS1 children are entitled to free fruit or vegetables as part of the Government initiative. Children in KS2 are able to bring their own healthy snack (stored separately from their packed lunch boxes for ease of access at playtime).