School Day

The 32.5 hour minimum expectation of a school day includes the time in each day from the official start of the school day (i.e. morning registration) to the official end of the compulsory school day (i.e. official home time). The 32.5 hour minimum includes lunch times and other breaks as well as teaching time and any enrichment activities that all pupils are expected to attend. It does not include optional before or after school provision.

Millfields school day is organised to provide maximum time for learning across a balanced curriculum.

The school day begins at 8.35am for pupils in Nursery, Reception, Y1 and Y2, and finishes at 3.20pm, except on Friday, when school finishes at 2.20pm.

The school day begins at 8.45am for pupils in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6, and finishes at 3.30pm, except on Friday, when school finishes at 2.30pm.

Children may arrive from 7.30am for Breakfast Club, and take part in early morning activities. The daily cost for Breakfast Club is £2.50.

Each day starts promptly to maximise learning, so being on time is paramount.

The children all have a 15 minute morning break, and have one hour at lunchtime to play and to eat their meal.

Play time and lunchtime staff are trained to support children’s play.  There are a wide range of activities for children to enjoy, such as skipping, imaginative play, reading, drawing and various sports.

During lesson time, some subjects such as Maths, Science, PE  and English (Reading, Writing, spelling and grammar, and handwriting) are taught separately. Other subjects -Geography, History, Art, Design Technology and Computing may be taught separately or taught during cross-curricular sessions. Pupils from Y1-Y6 learn Music and Spanish weekly.

There are a wide range of extended day activities that continue daily until 6pm (5pm on Fridays).

Below are some examples showing typical weekly timetables.

KS1 Example Timetable

KS2 Example Timetable

Extended Day example timetable