Tonge Moor Primary Academy

School Hours

The School Day
The school day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15pm (Reception - Y6).

Nursery Sessions
Mornings: 8.30 am - 11.30 am
(For families with children in other classes, the Nursery door will stay open until 8.45 am, in line with the rest of the school)

Afternoons: 12.30 - 3.30 pm

Full Time Nursery Children: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm

Nursery (fulltime) and Reception 11:45am- 12.30pm
Years 1 & 2 12.00 midday -12:45pm
Years 3 & 4 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Years 5 & 6 12:30pm to 1:15pm

There is a fifteen-minute break in both the morning and the afternoon for the Key stage 1 children and the Key stage 2 have a 15-minute break in the morning.

The actual teaching time spent with the children (excluding breaks) more than fulfils Department for Education (DfE) requirements. The actual pupil contact time (time spent in lessons per week) is as set out below:
Key stage 2 classes - 24 hours 35 minutes
Key stage 1 classes - 23 hours 20 minutes

Please inform school if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason. This should be done on each day that your child is absent. You may do this by simply telephoning the school, or if this is impossible, by sending a letter or email as soon as possible.

Please arrange medical and dental appointments outside school hours. If this proves impossible, please let the school office know by 10:00am whether your child will be requiring a school dinner. If appointments are taken in school hours, please show your appointment card to the school office so your child will get their attendance mark