Westfield Junior School

School Day

 

Summary of legal requirements and expectations

All schools maintained by the local authority and special schools not maintained by the local authority are required to:

  • Meet for at least 380 sessions or 190 days during any school year to educate their pupils;
  • Operate two sessions on every school day divided by a break in the middle of the day;
  • Provide a compulsory school week of at least 32.5 hours.

Year 3 & 4

8:50am

Start of Morning Session

10:30am to 10:45am

Morning Break

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Start of Afternoon Session

3:20pm

End of School Day

Total Length of School Day = 6.5 hours
Total Length of School Week = 32.5 hours
Total Sessions = 10 per week x 38 weeks per year = 380 sessions

Year 5 & 6

8:50am

Start of Morning Session

10:45am to 11:00am

Morning Break

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Start of Afternoon Session

3:20pm

End of School Day

Total Length of School Day = 6.5 hours
Total Length of School Week = 32.5 hours
Total Sessions = 10 per week x 38 weeks per year = 380 sessions

Arrival

External doors open at 8:40am to allow children to come into school and place personal belongings in their cloakrooms or lockers in readiness for the start of the school day.

External doors are locked at 8:50am.  Children arriving later than this must enter school via the main entrance and be signed-in at the school office.

 

Lateness

The school day starts at 8:50am when we expect that all children are in class ready for registration and lessons to begin.  Children arriving at school after this time will be marked as 'Late'.

Lateness due to oversleeping, traffic etc. is not acceptable.  Good sleep routines and early morning traffic is unfortunately something families must take into account.

The school day ends at 3:20pm when we expect that those children who are being collected by an adult are collected on time.  External gates onto the school site are opened at 3:10pm.

We appreciate that some families have children attending different settings, but as a parent/carer it is your legal responsibility to ensure your child arrives at school on time and is collected on time (if applicable).

 

Persistent Lateness

When a child/ren have been identified as having persistent lateness, we will inform parents/carers of our concerns.  In the first instance this will be an informal chat with the Attendance Officer and/or a letter.  We will then monitor lateness, expecting to see an improvement.

If this continues to cause concern we will then request a formal meeting with the Attendance Officer and/or the Headteacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  The purpose of the meeting will to address and resolve issues that are impacting on the child/ren’s lateness.

Westfield Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0LT

01455 637437

office@westfield-jun.leics.sch.uk