Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School


The School Day

The school Day


Our school day runs from 8:45am until 3:54pm. This equates to six and a half hours a day, 32.5 hours a week.


The gates onto the playground open at 8:30am each morning.  There will always be a member of staff on duty in the morning to greet the children and speak to parents if needed, but we try to let the children come into school on their own, which we find gives the children a quicker, more purposeful start to the day.





  • Registration - 8:45
  • Break Time - 10:40 - 11:00
  • Lunchtime - 12:00 - 1:00
  • Home Time - 3:15


You can see individual class timetables on their class pages. Mornings are usually focused around Reading or Phonics, Writing and Maths.  After lunch, the afternoons are full of lots of exciting curriculum lessons following Geography, History, Art and or Design Technology, Computing, Music, Modern Foreign Languages, RE, Jigsaw, PE, Science. Children may not have every subject every week – for example, to ensure they have longer to accomplish bigger projects, subjects like Art and Design Technology may be delivered across a whole day or a number of afternoons in one week.  Subjects like Geography and History are timetabled based on the current topic being taught.


Across the week, we offer a large number of  clubs after school and our Wrap around Care is open from 3.15 – 5.15 Monday-Wednesday and 3.15-4.45 Thursdays and Fridays