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Mead Vale CommunityPrimary SchoolWork Hard. Be Kind.


Welcome toMead Vale CommunityPrimary SchoolWork Hard. Be Kind.

Our School Day

It is vital that your child arrives at school in time to be punctual for the start of morning session. Our school gates open at 8.30am.


 Session Times

8.30-8.45                    Gates open and registration starts

9.00                            Registration closes - children who arrive after this time will be marked as late

10:15-10:30                Morning break for KS1

10.35-10.50                Morning break for KS2

12.00-1.00                  Lunchtime for all year groups

2.00-2.15                    Afternoon break for KS1 

3.15                            End of school day for all pupils 

The start and end times provided show the duration of the compulsory school day. From September 2023, the DfE set the expectation that schools provide a minimum school week of 32.5 hours. Mead Vale are meeting this requirement.


The 32.5 hour minimum expectation includes the time in each day from the official start of the school day (i.e. morning registration) to the official end to the compulsory school day (i.e. official home time). The 32.5 hour minimum includes breaks and lunch times as well as teaching time and any extra-curricular activities that all pupils are expected to attend. It does not include optional before or after school provision.