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School Organisation

This is a church aided primary school, catering for children between the ages of 4 and 11.
The children who enter our school at age 4 will be classed as Reception children. All children start school in September and will very quickly attend full-time, subject to discussion with the parents.
Pupils are graded in mixed ability classes according to age. The school has a capacity for 420 pupils. This is an annual intake of 60, giving two classes per year group when fully subscribed. The school has a policy that the maximum class size is 30.
We organise classes to reflect a mixture of gender, ethnic backgrounds, social and academic abilities. As children come and go from school, as children develop at different rates and because the social structure of the classes may alter, the constitution of each class is reviewed annually and changes may be made in September to keep the balance. There are also occasions when staff members may need to move year groups as part of their professional development. This will also be reviewed at the same time.
The hours of the school day are as follows:

Key Stage 1
8:55am - 10:45am
11:00am - 12:00pm
1:15pm - 2:00pm

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Key Stage 2

8.55am - 10:45am
11:00am - 12:15pm
1:15pm - 3:15pm

Collective Worship takes place daily between 10:25am and 10:45am.
These arrangements take into account advice from the DfES that children aged below 7 should have lessons for 21 hours a week and those aged 8 – 11, lessons for 23.5 hours per week. These times do not include registration, assemblies, playtimes and the lunch break.