Glenmead Primary School

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the school day

Below are the arrangements when school is operating normally. Times and entrance arrangements have been varied during COVID-19 when a staggered start and finish to the school day was introduced.

Alternative arrangements are set out in detail on the COVID-19 tab for parents below. 


8.55 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.                     morning session

1.30 p.m. – 3.25 p.m.                       afternoon session


9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.                     morning session

1.00 p.m. – 3.20 p.m.                       afternoon session


The doors in both playgrounds open at the start of the school day (8.45 for juniors and 8.50 for infants) and pupils may come in as soon as they arrive.

From 8.15 a.m. onwards a breakfast club operates serving a breakfast menu.

The doors close at 8.55 for junior pupils and 9.00 for infant pupils when a bell sounds. Pupils arriving after this time should enter through the main reception entrance and be signed in by their parents.  It is the responsibility of parents to supervise their children while on the school campus before the school day starts and after the school day ends.


The first lunch service is for infants commencing  at 12.00 followed by lunch for the juniors at 12.30 onwards.  Service is ordinarily finished by 1.15 p.m. after which staff clear the hall ready for curriculum usage from 1.30 p.m. onwards.