Times of the school day

The doors open at 8.40am, register is taken at 8.50am and school finishes at 3pm.All KS1/2 children have a morning break from 10.20am – 10.35am.


Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have lunch at 12.00pm. Y3 – Y6 children begin their break at 12.10pm. Lunchtimes for all end at 1pm.Afternoon playtimes:Children in Y1 and Y2 have an afternoon playtime from 2.15pm – 2.30pm but this is flexible

Drop-off and Collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are welcome onto the playground. At St. Mary’s we pride ourselves on the close relationship between parents and school – good links here benefit your child’s learning and strengthen our school community. If for any reason, normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know asap.Thank you

Getting to School

If you travel to school by car, please park sensibly along Coronation Crescent as the school car park is for staff only. Also please do not park in the bus layby on Parkway as it is designated for buses only.   Alternatively as a Healthy School’s Award holder we would encourage you to walk! There are lots of benefits: it’s great exercise and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks.  

Assemblies and Collective Worship times    

Mon 2.40-3.00 Whole School, normally based on Sunday’s Gospel
Tues 2.40-3.00 Hymns/Singing
Weds 2.40-3.00 Whole School Collective Worship based upon Wednesday Word, led by Year 5/6
Thurs  2.40-3.00 Class based Collective Worship
Fri 2.30-3.00 Celebrations Assembly. The format of this Assembly has changed considerably to include  including: Sharing of work, Attendance Award with Silver Cup and certificate, Pupil of the Week, Awesome Author and Powerful Problem Solver certificates, Reading Raffle, Sporting outcomes, any particular individual achievements, birthdays and Headteacher Letters of the Week . Parents of the pupils that are sharing work are invited to assembly

After School Clubs

We offer a range of After School Clubs which take place on several evenings between 3pm and 4pm.