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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

The School Day



Start and finish times:


Willow Class: 8.50am – 3.05pm

Beech Class: 8.55am – 3.10pm

Key Stage 2: 8.55am – 3.15pm


Children will enter and leave the school from the same doorway. Children may enter school from 8.45am where they will be supervised by the class teacher. During this time they will be expected to read.


It is important that the children learn to be punctual from an early age and it is absolutely essential that each child is in class at the beginning of the school day.  Parents are therefore asked to ensure that children arrive at school on time.  Parents of children arriving late, will be expected to sign the late register at the main school reception.


(Due to restrictions at this time, parents are unable to join us in person for the following celebrations.  However, virtual links will be shared where possible.)


Wednesday mornings begin in the school hall with the 'Wednesday Word' assembly. During this time the children take place in whole school Collective Worship and parents are welcome to attend. In order to promote a prayerful atmosphere we ask that you respect this time as a quiet, peaceful and reflective gathering.


Class assemblies are held throughout the year and you will be informed when your child's class is presenting the assembly.


Celebration assemblies take place twice each half term, alternating between Monday and Friday mornings.  If your child is going to be given a special recognition in one of these assemblies, a slip will be sent home informing you.  If, for any reason, you are unable to attend but would be able to attend a subsequent assembly, please let us know.


We are always pleased to welcome parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to the celebration and class assemblies. 


There are many other occasions when you will be invited into school to join us to celebrate an occasion, e.g. Mother's Day (for mums and grandmas), Father's Day (for dads and grandads), music and singing concerts, plays and performances etc.  Prior notice will be given via the weekly newsletter.


We look forward to seeing you.