The School Day

We have had to make some changes to the school day in order to ensure that we are able to maintain social distancing and health and safety measures in respect of the current COVID-19 restrictions.  From 7th September 2020 school will open and close at the following times, with access via the specified gates:

Pre-School (main entrance gate)
 
Reception (Nuffield Road gate)
Opening 8.40 am - 8.55 am
Closing 2.55 pm - 3.10 pm
 
Year 1 (Nuffield Road gate)
Opening 9.05 - 9.20 am
Closing .20 - 3.35 pm
 
Years 2 and 4 (Laxton Way gates)
Opening 8.40 am - 8.55 am
Closing 2.55 pm - 3.30 pm
 
Years 3 and 5 (Laxton Way gates)
Opening 9.05 am - 9.20 am
Closing 3.20 pm - 3.35 pm
 
Year 6 (Children's Centre gate)
Opening 8.40 am - 8.55 am
Closing 2.55 pm - 3.10 pm

Teachers at Shirley organise their lessons to best suit their classes.  Below is a general timetable of the school day.

Reception

8.45am: The gate is opened

8.55am: The school day begins

11.50am: Lunch time

12.50pm: Afternoon sessions

3.10pm: Home time

 

 

Key Stage 1

8.45am: The gate is opened

8.55am: The school day begins

10.30am: Break time

10:45am: Second lesson

12.00: Lunch time

1.00pm: Afternoon lessons

3.10pm: Home time

Key Stage 2
 
8.45am: The gate is opened

8.55am: The school day begins

10.30am: Break time

10:45am: Second lesson

12.15pm: Lunch time

1.15pm: Afternoon lessons

3.15pm: Home time

 
Assemblies

Family assemblies take place on a Wednesday morning at 9.05am. If your child has been chosen to recieve a 'Special Mention' certificate by their class teacher, or has another achievement we want to celebrate such as becoming a Rainbow Reader, learning Reception key words and numbers or taking part in a special activity, you will recieve a letter inviting you to attend the assembly and we would love to see you there!

You may also be invited to watch your child perform in a class assembly on a Friday afternoon. Class assemblies normally begin at 2.45pm and are a brilliant way for children to share what they have been learning about with the whole school.

If you intend to come to an assembly in school, please arrive at least a few minutes early so that we can start promptly.