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School Hours & Dates

School Times

Children welcome to arrive: 8.45
First session 8.55am – 10.40am
Morning break 10.40am – 11.00am
Second session 11.00am – 12.15pm
Lunch 12.15pm – 1.10pm (children are welcome to complete their meal up until 1:20pm)
Third session 1.20pm – 3.20pm


Children are not allowed to arrive before 8.45 am (unless directly supervised by their adult). Classroom doors will open from 8:45am (signified by a bell). School starts at 8:55am (signified by a further bell). Children going home to lunch are not to return until 1.10 pm. The school office is open between 8.45am and 4.00pm.

The car park is to be used ONLY for picking up and dropping off children.

Please show consideration to other drivers and do not double park or park on the double yellow lines (and to our local neighbourhood).

School Attendance

In line with the Government’s guidelines, parental requested absence will only be granted in exceptional circumstances (e.g. military leave). Parents are asked to take their holidays out of term time. Excellent attendance is positively encouraged with a “Best Attendance” certificate being awarded. To support children into the workplace and the adult world SAST schools encourage punctuality and attendance. Persistent lateness and absent (without a justified reason/s) might result in warning letters / fines


In line with national recommendations, parents are required to contact the school as soon as possible if their child is absent. A phone call or a note via a friend or sibling is best; any verbal message needs to be followed by a note on the child’s return to school.

Similarly, please notify the school if a child has to leave early during the school day, eg to visit the dentist. The school office email can be used as an alternative if required.

Term Dates for 2018-2019

3 and 4 September 2018 – INSET Days
5 September 2018 – Start of Autumn Term

19 October 2018 – INSET DAY
22 – 26 October 2018 – Half Term
19 December – Last Day of Autumn Term
20 and 21 December 2018 – INSET DAYS

7 January 2019 – Start of Spring Term
18  – 22 February 2019 – Half Term
5 April 2019 – Last day of Spring Term

23 April 2019 – Start of Summer Term
6 May – Bank Holiday
27 May – 31 May 2019 – Half Term
28 June – INSET DAY
23 July 2019 – Last day of Summer Term

School Term Dates 2018-2019

Holidays 2018-2019

INSET Days 2019/20
Mon 2nd & Tues 3rd Sept 2019
Fri 25th Oct 2019 – Sherborne Primary School Only (not SAST Day)
Fri 20th Dec 2019 
Fri 26th June 2020
Mon 20th July 2020

School Holidays 2019-2020