The school day

The timings of our school day are below.

8:30am Playground date is opened
8:50am Children enter class
8:55am      Gate is closed
10:30am Morning break
10:45am  Class resumes
12:00pm  Lunch for Reception and Key Stage 1 begins
12:30pm    Lunch Key Stage 2 begins
1:00pm Reception and KS1 lunch ends
1:30pm KS2 lunch ends
2:15pm Afternoon break Reception and KS1
2:30pm Reception and KS1 class resumes
3:05pm School finishes for Reception
3:10pm  School finishes for KS1
3:20pm   School finishes for KS2


Changes to timings of the school day

From September 2023, we are changing the timings of the school day to bring the school into line with the Government's new expectations for the minimum length of the school day.  Start and finish times will be as follows:

  • Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: 8:45am to 3:15pm
  • Years 3 to 6: 8:45am to 3:20pm

The playground gate will continue to open at 8:30am in the morning.

Breaktime snacks

Home Farm holds an ‘enhanced’ Healthy Schools award. At break, the children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit to eat whilst out at play. They should not bring in sweets, crisps or chocolate bars.

The school participates in the Government’s fruit and vegetable scheme and every child in classes R, 1 and 2 is offered a piece of fruit or vegetable each day at break.

At lunchtime, the children may bring a packed lunch or choose to have a school meal.  Details of our school meals are here.