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St Nicholas at Wade

Church of England Primary School

A place to belong - A place to grow

Our School Day

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.15pm. 

Registration is from 9.00-9.15am.


We are currently opening the gates at 8:35 to welcome the children. This is part of the consultation to change the school day. From term 2, the school day will start at 8:45am and will finish at 3:15 pm.

Morning Playtimes

Children in Reception Class and Y1 have a morning break from 10.15- 10.30;

Y2, Y3 & Y4 have a morning break from 10.45-11.00;

Y5 & Yr6 children  have a morning break from 11:00 – 11:15

Lunchtime is 12 noon until 1pm for Years R - 4 and 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. for years 5 and 6.

Collective Worship

Takes place either first thing in the morning or at the end of the day.


Drop-off and collection
At the beginning of the school day parents should drop their children at the school gate between 8:45 and 9:00.  They will be greeted by a member of staff and then go straight to their classrooms where their teacher will be waiting with activities so that they are busy from the very start of their day.   


At the end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know.  This avoids any confusion or upset. If you arrive at school late please come in via the front office.

Getting to school
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike and scooter racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.