The Samuel Barlow Primary Academy day is structured as follows:

8.45am – academy day begins

The academy gates open at 8.45am, and nursery doors open for children who do morning sessions and 30hrs, to begin learning

Reception and year 1-6 children need to be in line by 8.55am. Children will be marked late if they arrive at the academy after this time.

10.30am-10.45am – break time

All children have a morning break. There is a large playground, play equipment, and a large field that allows children to get some fresh air, explore, spend time with friends and develop through these interactions. All playtimes are supervised by staff.

12pm-12.50pm – lunchtime

All children get 50minutes for lunch. Children can either bring a healthy packed lunch or choose from our academy meals – these are prepared on site and paid for in advance. Dinners are provided free of charge for children in reception, year 1 and year 2.

A wide range of playground games are played during lunchtimes, and our staff oversee these activities to ensure all children are safe and happy.

2.15pm-2.30pm – afternoon break

All children in years 1 and 2 have an afternoon break that is supervised by staff. All children in key stage 2 do the daily mile at this time

3.20pm – home time for reception and years 1-6

Staff see the children out at the end of the day, unless children are attending one of our wide range of after school clubs

3.30pm – academy day ends

Staff see the children out from nursery at the end of the day.

Children attend school for a total of 32 hours and 5 minutes per week