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St Mary's Bryanston Square C E Primary School

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Our School Day

At St Mary's we are a busy school with activities and clubs beginning at 8am and running through until 4.45pm.  Below, we have detailed a 'typical' day at St Mary's School. 


Breakfast Club

St Mary’s runs a Breakfast Club from 8.00 – 9.00 am every school day. Entry to the club is through the back gate. Please speak to the school office if you would like to register your child for Breakfast Club.


Soft Start

The school gates open from 8.45am each morning, this when all the classrooms in all years groups are open and ready to welcome children in. During this time, there will be a morning activity ready for the children to complete.


Nursery and Reception classes enter using the gate from the main playground, through the Foundation Stage outdoor area.


Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 children enter their classrooms directly from the playground. Year 5 and Year 6 children come upstairs to access their classrooms.


As part of our safeguarding procedures, parents of children in Years 1 - 6 are encouraged to say goodbye to their children at the door of the classroom or key stage 2 entrance. This ensure that we have a safe, calm and orderly process to our beginning of the day. This also provides an opportunity for children to develop independence, completing activities such as organising their own belongings on to their pegs or handing in their reading records or homework. 


School Hours


Foundation Stage

8.45am  - Classroom opens (soft start)

9.00am - Morning session

12.00pm - Lunchtime

1.00pm -   Afternoon session

3.15pm - Hometime


Key Stage 1:

8.45am - Classroom opens (soft start)

9.00am - School starts

9.05am - Collective Worship (assembly)

9.25am - Morning session

10.30am - Playtime

10.50am - Mid-morning session

12.00pm - Lunchtime

1.00pm - Afternoon session

3.15pm - Hometime


Key Stage 2

8.45am - Classroom open (soft start)

9.00am - School starts

9.05am -  Collective Worship (assembly)

9.25am - Morning session

11.10am - Playtime

11.25am - Mid-morning session

12.30pm - Lunchtime

1.30pm -  Afternoon session

3.15pm - Home time


Children arriving after 9.05am are late.


At the end of the day


  • At the end of the day all children from Nursery to Year 3 are collected from their classrooms.
  • Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children are dismissed from the playground. 


Any children not collected by 3.25pm will be taken to the office to be supervised by admin staff. When the children are collected, the responsible adult will be asked to supply a reason for the late collection of their child and to sign the ‘Late Collected’ book.