Marland Hill Community Primary School

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Changes to School Day Timings

In line with the Government’s White Paper recommendation, we are considering extending the length of the school day slightly from September, and are consulting with parents about this. From September we are proposing:


Nursery 9.00am – 12.00pm, and 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Reception, year 1 and year 2 – 8.50am – 3.20pm

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 – 8.40am – 3.10pm


We will be continuing with the staggered start and finish times to support with the safe handover of children, particularly around the years 1 and 4 doors, which would otherwise be overcrowded.

We still intend to offer a range of after school activities, and information about these would be shared with you at the start of each term, in line with our current practise.

I appreciate that these changes may have some impact on your current home time arrangements, including childcare or working patterns. If you wish to share your thoughts on these changes, please send your emails to the school office by the 1st March.