Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

Our School Day

Day start

The school gate opens at 08:50 and the children come straight into school on arrival.  This new way of working, rather than waiting for a bell to be rung at 09:00 seems to lead to a much calmer start to the day.  So positives have come out of the pandemic!

Day end

Children are brought back out to the playground to be collected by parents at 3.15pm.

If you are unable to collect your child and you are sending someone who is unknown to us could you please call the office and provide them with a name and a description of the person collecting your child that day. We will not let them go unless we have heard from you. If there is a change of plans to your picking up arrangements, such as a playdate, please let the school know by midday.  A password system between the teacher and person collecting ensures safeguarding policies are in place.

Morning Break

10:10am until 10:30am.  This break is for the whole school.  this can change if we feel that the children need more space, then we split the playtime between Rec/1/2 and 3/4/5/6.   Reception also operate the free flow system, so their breaks are a fluid part of their morning. 

Lunch Break


Normally the children have a mixture of arrangements at lunchtime, depending on the weather and if we can eat outside. If outside the children are split into Rec/1/2 then KS2.  If eating inside then the children eat at the same time, in their two classrooms. On a Wednesday a specialist sports coach comes into school to teach and encourage more structured ‘playtime games’ with the children.

Reception/Year 1 and 2

An afternoon break is fitted into the lesson schedule daily.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. - Chinese Proverb