Normal School Hours

Morning Starts at 8:45am
Afternoon Finishes at 3:00pm YR – Y2 & 3:05pm Y3 – Y6

The School Day

8.30 am School Opens


All children are welcome to play in the playground which is supervised by a member of staff. All parents are welcome to stay with their child during this time.

We advise Reception parents to stay with their child until they feel their child is happy and confident without them being present.

8.45am Bell rings – followed by registration
10.20 – 10.35am Snack and play time
10.35 – 10.55am Act of worship (Mon to Thu)
12pm Lunch time
1pm Bell rings – for Key Stage 2 pupils
1.05pm Bell rings – for Key Stage 1 pupils
2.15 – 2.30pm Play time – for Key Stage 1 pupils
3pm End of school day – Reception & Key Stage 1
3.05pm End of school day – Key Stage 2
No bell – staff accompany their own class to the gate.

Children in Y5 and Y6 are able to come to school independently if their parent/carer has completed the appropriate form to do this. Children will not be allowed off the school premises by themselves unless this has been done. Please ask at the school office for a “walking home” form.

Travel Planner

Please use this link to access the travel planner.

Breakfast Club

7:45 – 8:30am
Breakfast Club – open to all children who attend the school.

Term Dates

To view the current Dorset School’s term dates take a look at Dorset For You.