Preston Park Primary

OUR School Day

A School Day at Preston Park

Our breakfast club is open from 7:45am every day - last admission at 8:10am

  • 8:30am - 8:40am: School day begins (soft start)
  • 8.45am: Registration
  • 8:55am - 9:20am: Assembly or PHSE/ class circle time  
  • Morning lessons part 1
  • 10:00 - 10:15am: Year 1 & Year 2 Break Time 
  • 10:15 - 10:30am: Year 5 & 6 Break Time
  • 10:30 - 10:45am: Year 3 & 4 Break Time
  • Morning lessons part 2
  • 11:30 - 12:15pm: Reception Lunch Time
  • 11:45 - 12:30: Year 1 & 2 Lunch Time
  • 12.15 - 13:00pm: Year 3 & 4 Lunch Time
  • 12:30 - 13:15pm: Year 5 & 6 Lunch Time
  • Afternoon lessons [14:00 - 14:15pm Year 1 break at the class teacher's discretion] 
  • 15:30pm - End of School Day for all phases

Lessons that your children will participate in: 

Click here for more information on our curriculum


Our Day

Start of school

The school gates open at 8.30am each day. 

Families should drop their children to school via one of the main gates where they will be greeted by a team of staff and welcomed into school.  To reduce congestion in the playground and to ensure the safety of all children once they enter school, we do not permit adults to enter the grounds in the morning.  

At the end of the school day (3.30pm) families are welcomed into the playground to collect and will have an opportunity to meet the class teacher should you wish to share any messages.  In the afternoon, when entering or exiting the gates, please keep to the left to avoid congestion.

We expect all children to be accompanied to and from school in years Reception to year 4. Year 5 & 6 may walk to and from school, if families have filled in the permission form. 

If your child is in years 5 or 6 and you would like them to travel unaccompanied a written request must be provided in advance otherwise we will not release your child.  

 Please ensure children walk their bikes and scooters on school grounds to help ensure the safety of all adults and children during this busy time. Our shelter for bikes and scooters is near the reception gates. 

We would like to thank you all for the commitment you show in ensuring your children arrive to school before 8.40am ready to learn and the consideration of safety displayed whilst on school grounds.


We have a morning break at varing times between 10:00am to 10:45 am for all children.

Key Stage 1 have a break again in the afternoon at 14:00 to 14:15pm. We have two playgrounds, a large field and an outdoor adventure course for climbing.


Lunch is served in our dining hall and is cooked on site. 

We provide an exciting new menu of hot meals and our children can choose to bring their own healthy packed lunches. If your child is entitled to, or you think they are entitled to free school meals then please come in and let Dominic Somerville or Karina Angelou know and we can help your child access the additional funding. Local councils are facing significant cuts to their budgets and this is likely to result in a reduction of funding. In order to get the money that Preston Park Primary School is entitled to, we ask that parents who qualify for free school meals apply for them even if they do not wish to take them up.

Mobile Phones

Just a reminder that mobile phones are not permitted in school.

The only time mobile phones are allowed in school is if your child is walking home by themselves (Y5 and Y6 only). If this is the case, the phone must be clearly labelled with name and class cellotaped on the back of the phone. The phone must be brought through the gates switched off. At registration, the class teacher will collect the mobile phones in and they will be locked in the school safe. At the end of the day the children will be given back their phones. They can be switched on outside the school gates.