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The School Day

Reception & Key Stage 1

8.45 am           Doors open
8.55 am           Registration
10.30 am          Play time
12 pm              Lunch time
1 pm                Afternoon school
2.15 pm           Afternoon play
3.05 pm           Assembly
3.30 pm           School finishes

Key Stage 2

8.45 am          Doors open

8.55 am          Registration
10.30 am         Morning play
12 pm             Lunch time
1 pm               Afternoon school
3.05 pm          Assembly
3.30 pm          School finishes

Reception pupils may arrive at school from 8.45 am, and although the school day officially starts at 8.55 am parents may bring them to the Reception outside door to be met by the teacher or teaching assistant, who will take them into the class.

Children from Year 1 upwards may arrive at school from 8.45 am, they should come straight into their class via their class outside door, where they will be welcomed by their teacher. Registration is at 8.55 am. 


The school week equates to 33.33 hours and is therefore above the minimum 32.5 hours being set by the Department of Education.

Emergency School Closures

The Headteacher will normally decide whether the school should be closed due to unforeseen circumstances - for example, adverse weather conditions or a failure in essential services.

The school will make best efforts to inform parents as follows:

  • Every effort will be made to ensure that there is a member of the school staff on site
  • Information will be published on Radio Norfolk (95.1) and Heart Radio Norfolk (102.4)
  • Parents will be informed using the Pupil Asset text/email service
  • Information will be posted on the school website – www.acleprimary.norfolk.sch.uk/home
  • Information will be posted on the Norfolk County Council website - http://www.schoolclosures.norfolk.gov.uk/
  • If your child arrives at school alone we will use emergency contact details to inform you that the school is closed.

Closure during the school day

It may sometimes be necessary for the school to be closed during the school day, for example if an essential service fails. In this instance parents will be informed by e-mail and text using the Pupil Asset or Parentmail service. No child would be sent home unless parents have been contacted.

It is vital that you keep your mobile phone number up to date on Pupil Asset and Parentmail, as well as advising the school office of any change of contact details.







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