School Day

School Begins: 8.50am for school transport
                         8.55am for home transport
Morning Break: 10.15-10.45am (Primary School)
                          10.30-11.00am (Secondary School)
Lunch Time
Personal & Social Education Period: 12.00-12.45pm (Primary School)
                                                           12.45-1.30pm (Secondary School)
Lunch Break: 12.45pm-1.15pm (Primary School)
                       12.15-12.45pm (Secondary School)
End of School: 3.00pm for school transport
                         3.05pm for home transport


Staff will be on duty at the front of school from 8.45am to welcome and collect children from school transport. Parents/escorts arrive at 8.55 and take children to the various class drop off points around the school building where they are met by a member of staff. All children are taken to their classes by staff where they are encouraged to sort their coats and bags as independently as possible.

Beachcomber pupils arrive at 9.10am and are collected at 3.10pm. Sailors pupils arrive at 8.55am and leave with school transport at 3.00pm.

After 9.00am parents bringing children into school will wait in reception and office staff will call a staff member to come and collect children to take them to class.


The first part of break is a valued communication learning time when pupils have a snack and a drink. This is then followed by time outside unless the weather is unsuitable. In this case pupils can take part in a variety of indoor activities. Once students are in the college they are encouraged to make their own choices on how to spend their break times.


The school lunch time is 12.00 – 1.30; Primary School have their lunch first and then go out to play, returning to class for reading time. The Secondary School have extended lesson time followed by play and then their lunch.

Pupils are supported by staff to make progress on their personal and social skills during this time. The Early year classes and college eat in their classes while everyone else eats in the school hall. Those children that are able to, line up at the hatch with their plate and select their meal from the wide variety of choices available. Specialist diets are catered for. They are encouraged to sit and wait until their whole table has finished eating and then clear away after themselves.

End of Day

Pupils are escorted to the school transport by staff. Pupils on home transport are collected from the front entrance for senior pupils and the back entrance for primary pupils.