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Highlees Primary School Eyrescroft Primary School

Highlees & Eyrescroft

Our School Day

The school day starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:15pm. Registration is from 8:50am to 9:00am.


We ensure that a daily act of worship takes place in our school. We come together for whole school assemblies, Key Stage assemblies, class assemblies and celebration assemblies each week.

Morning playtimes

KS1 children have a morning break from 10:20am to 10:35am.

KS2 children have a morning break from 10:35am to 10:50am.


Children begin their lunch break at 12:15pm. We offer a freshly cooked hot meal or packed lunch for all children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 free of charge in line with Government policy.

Children in Key Stage 2 may purchase a freshly cooked hot meal or packed lunch both of which are prepared by staff in our own kitchen.

Parents of children in Key Stage 2 who qualify for free school meals are encouraged to let us know who they are so that we can ensure that their children have the meals to which they are entitled.

Lunchtimes for all end at 1:15pm.

Afternoon playtimes

Our younger children usually have an afternoon playtime, the time of which is to be decided by their class teacher.

Arrival at school and going home

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents and children are invited onto the playground. This helps parents to get to know one another as well as enable them to speak to class teachers should they so wish. Teachers and teaching assistants are available from 8:40am each morning for parents to chat to on an informal basis or to make an appointment if necessary.

If parents are unavoidably late at short notice we appreciate them letting us know so that we can both reassure your child and make arrangements for them to be supervised prior to collection.

If your child is to be collected by an adult who is not known to the school we will expect to be told by a parent that this is the case before we release the child into the care of someone else. This is to ensure the safety and well being of children and reduce the potential risk that this situation may present. We anticipate the full cooperation of parents in this regard.

Getting to and from school

We encourage children and parents, if possible, to walk to and from school. There are lots of benefits to this; it is healthier than travelling by car, improves the safety of pedestrians and road users and respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively we have bike racks should you wish to bike to school. If you do need to travel by car, please park considerately and safely.