Children are welcome to arrive at the school from 8.40am. School officially begins at 8.50am and our school day ends at 3.05pm. We operate a staggered lunchtime between 11.45am and 1.05pm and children are welcome to bring either a packed lunch or have a hot school meal. There is a morning break where the children are given fruit or vegetables. Parents can also purchase a third of a pint carton of milk each day for their child - this is free up until the child's fifth birthday, or they may bring in a named carton of fruit juice instead. We also encourage children to bring a named plastic bottle of water to school each day; research into brain function suggests drinking water aids learning and therefore children may drink water from their bottle at any time.