The school day and other key information
At Derwent Primary the school we have recently introduced staggered drop off and collection times for each class.
Parent drop off is from 8.40-8.50 on the main playground. All teachers will be out on the main playground from 8.40 to welcome their classes.
Collection times are below and again are from the main playground.
Nursery pupils finish at 3.20pm
EYFS to Y6 all finish at 3.30pm.
Children who arrive after this time must be signed in at the main office.
This means that the typical school week is 32.5 hours.
Morning break is at 10:40 until 11:00 for Years 1 to 6, with Pre-School and Reception having separate snack breaks.
Lunchtime is staggered for different classes. It starts at:
- Lunchtimes are from 11.45 for our youngest pupils with KS1 at 12 and KS2 at 12.30.
- There is an SLT briefing in the form of a short address to all children daily, in which we reiterate the values and also talk about the issues or news of the day or week. We also share upcoming events.
All children have an hour for lunch.
We have a school newsletter that is published each week on a Friday via ParentMail, Class Dojo and the school website and contains lots of information about Derwent including upcoming events.
Every Friday the children can bring in 20p to buy tuck at playtime.
We use ParentMail and Class Dojo as a school to aid communication. These apps can be downloaded to your mobile phone free of charge and help parents keep up-to-date with the school day and any important information.
Updated: April 2023