The School Day

The school day begins at 8.45, where children complete Retrieval Practice activities to help them to rehearse new learning and to recall things they have learned earlier in the school year and in previous year groups.

Break time is from 10.40 until 11.00 – see OPAL play to learn more about what break and lunchtimes look like at Beech Green.

Lunchtime is from 12.10 until 1.10.  When the weather is good, children who have brought their own packed lunch will have “picnic style” lunches, where they can sit outside and eat with children from other year groups.  Children who have ordered a hot school lunch will eat in our large hall.

The school day ends at 3.15 for all children.

The school gates open from 8.40 until 8.55 in the morning and 3.10 until 3.30 every afternoon.


Children are in school for a total of 6 ½ hours per day, meeting the Government requirement of 32 ½ hours per week.