School Routines

The School Year

The dates for School terms are published at least one year in advance, they are emailed home and available to view here.  A termly calendar of important dates and fixtures is published a term in advance.

It is expected that parents will not interrupt their child’s education by taking holidays in term time.

Term Dates 

Nursery and Pre-School

From July 2023 Walthamstow Hall’s Nursery and Pre-School will be open 50 weeks per year and offers flexible sessions which parents can choose to best suit their family’s needs. For more information on the sessions available go to Early Years

Reception, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) 

Pupils enter full time education in Reception.

Drop off and collection times are therefore consistent with those for pupils in Years 1 and 2. Reception has its own morning break, but pupils join Year 1 and Year 2 for lunchtime play.

Timings of the School Day


Morning Session8.30 - 11.30Parents dropping off older children are welcome to place their Early Years (Nursery & Reception) children in Breakfast Club until 8.30am.
At break time the Early Years pupils play in the Early
Years Garden, Tennis/Netball courts, Sensory
Garden or in the Dell.
Lunch12.00 - 12.30Optional for all pupils aged 3+
Afternoon Session12.30 - 15.15
Collection15.15Pupils are collected from the Early Years entrance where they are handed over to parents by a member of staff. Pupils will be kept indoors until parents arrive.

Reception, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Arrive at School8.00 - 8.20
School day starts- Registration, Form time, reading, Hymn Practice (Thursday)8.30
Lessons 1 - 3
Morning break10.40
Lessons 4 - 511.00
Lessons 6 - 8, followed by Form time
(Early Years 2 start the afternoon with 'Quiet time)
Home time15.15

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6)

Arrive at School8.00 - 8.20
School day starts - Registration, Form time, reading, Hymn Practice Thursdays8.30
Lessons 1 - 38.55
Morning Break10.40
Lessons 4 - 611.00
Lessons 7 - 9, followed by Form time13.55
Home time15.50

Lesson Timetables

Pupils in Key Stage 2 are given their own Pupil Planners into which they enter daily lesson timetables and homework details. Parents and Form Teachers are asked to read and sign Pupil Planners at the end of each week as confirmation that homework has been completed.

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