The school day

At The Belham Primary School we offer a minimum of 32.5 hours each week.

07:45 -08:55

Breakfast club (Earlybirds) opens

08:00- 08:45

Before school sports practices


Playground gates open


Children are in their classrooms, ready to learn.


Class registers are taken.

We close the playground gates and arrivals after this time, must go via the office.

Arrivals between 09:00-09:15 are marked as late.

Arrivals after 09:15 are marked as absent.


Lessons start and your child’s learning begins.

Mid-morning break

Timings vary.


EYFS & Year One- 11:30-12:30

Year Two to Six- 12:00-1pm

Between 12:30 and 13:30

Lessons resume


Reception & Year 1 finishes and learners are collected. 


Years 1-6 finish and are collected from their lines. All children must say goodbye to their teacher (either looking them in the eye or as part of a conversation– the teacher must be aware of who the adult is going home with).

Yr 6 children can walk home with permission. Year 5 from the Spring Term onwards. Yr 5 & 6 children cannot take a sibling home.

After school provision

Children going to after school clubs or Owls will be directed to the appropriate


After school clubs

Owls runs until 17:55

School Clubs run until 16:30.