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Milton Road Primary School

Where Learning is An Adventure


Opening Hours - The School Day

Our school day starts from 8:50 am 3:15 pm for Early Years and from 8:50 am to 3:20 pm in Key Stage 2. This difference of 5 minutes allows parents/carers with children in both key stages to be able to collect their children safely. 


These times equate to 32.5 hours per week. 


In line with the National expectation, our school is open for 190 school days. 


Morning registration starts at 8:50 am when all children come into their classrooms to attend to their Start of Morning Activities.


Please note that neither parents nor children should arrive on site earlier than 8.50 am. All children must be supervised when using the play equipment, and children should only play in the play ground assigned to their Key Stage. 


Once parents/carers have arrived at school at 8:50 please encourage your child to go directly to their class rather than playing on the playground. 


For security reasons, pod doors are locked as soon as children have been brought into school, so please make sure your child arrives in good time for the bell. Any child arriving late, for any reason, must enter through the school office and sign in.


Morning Playtimes

Year 1             10.10 - 10.30

Year 2             10.30 - 10.50

Years 3 & 4     10.20 - 10.40

Years 5 & 6     10.40 - 11.00


Lunch Times

EYFS        11.30 - 12.45

Year 1       11.45 - 12.45

Year 2       11.45 - 12.45

Year 3       12.15 - 13.15

Year 4       12.15 - 13.15

Year 5       12.15 - 13.15

Year 6       12.15 - 13.15


The school day ends at 3:15pm for EYFS and Key Stage 1 children.

The school day ends at 3:20pm for Key Stage 2 children.

  • Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and younger Key Stage 2 children should be collected promptly by parents at the end of the school day.
  • In the interest of safety, it is important to let the school know of changes to collection arrangements. Please contact the school office on 01223 712 333 or email to confirm any changes to end of day arrangements.