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Whitefriars Primary School

Opening Times and Term Dates

School Hours


The compulsory school timings are as follows:- 


Morning session:      School starts/Children need to be in their classroom at 8.50 am 

Lunch time:               Reception and Key Stage 1: 12.00 to 1.00

                                  Key Stage 2: 12.15 to 1.15

Afternoon session:    Reception/EYFS: 1.00 to 3.10*pm

                                  Key Stage 1:   1.00 - 3.15*pm

                                  Key Stage 2:  1.15 - 3.15* pm 

*Please remember that this is the time that lessons finish.  Children may take a few minutes getting their coats and bags ready to take home.


Please ring the office to let the school know of any changes to collection arrangements.


Children need to be collected promptly at the end of the day.


Late Collection/Uncollected Children Arrangements

In the event of a child not being collected at the end of a session, the school wishes to cause as little distress as possible to the child and to the family.  At the same time, the school needs to ensure the health and safety of the child is not put at risk.


If a child is not collected at the end of a session the procedure will be as follows:

  • The register will be checked for any information regarding collection of the child
  • If no information is available, attempts will be made to contact parents/carers at home or at work as appropriate.
  • If above is unsuccessful, attempts will be made to contact emergency numbers on our records.
  • Attempts will be made to contact the parents/carers in any other reasonable way e.g. another parent.
  • Staff will not allow the child to leave school with anyone other than those specified by parents.
  • If staff are in any doubt about the safety of the child, the child will remain in the care of the group.  
  • If none of the above procedures are successful and the child is not collected within 30 minutes of the end of the school day (unless a message is received), Social Services may be contacted.
  • If a child is uncollected on a few occasions, details will be recorded the relevant welfare agencies may be contacted.
Term Dates

Term Dates 2023-2024

The teacher training dates for 2023 to 2024 are:


Monday, 4th September 2023

Monday, 30th October 2023

Thursday and Friday, 4th and 5th January 2024

Monday, 15th April 2024


Children are not in school on these dates.


The transfer dates (when children move to their new classes/school) for July 2024 are 4th and 5th July 2024

Term Dates 2024 to 2025

INSET dates

2nd and 3rd September 2024

25th October 2024

21st and 22nd July 2025


Transitions/shuffle up days: tbc