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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

The School Day

Our School Day - Reception to Year 6

School Drop Off

Our school gates are open between 8:40am and 8:50am and we operate a one-way system through the main pupil gate on Dunsham Lane and out of the back playground gate on Lansdowne Way.


  • Reception, KS1 and KS2 pupils should arrive between 8:40am and 8:50am



Morning Registration is at 8:50am and Afternoon Registration is at 1:00pm. 



Lunches are staggered and take place in the dining hall.  Hot meals are available for all pupils in Reception to Year 6.  



A range of assemblies take place throughout the week; these sometimes take place in the hall and sometimes take place as class assemblies in the classroom.  Assemblies focus on the following: school values, vision, rules and expectations; topical events happening in the world today including festivals; singing and celebration.  


School Pick Up

Our school gates are open between 3:20pm and 3:30pm and we operate a one-way system through the main pupil gate on Dunsham Lane and out of the back playground gate on Lansdowne Way.  


  • Reception, KS1 and KS2 Pupils should be collected between 3:20pm and 3:30pm (Year 5 and 6 pupils may walk home alone if parental permission has been given).


After School Clubs
We run a number of after school clubs for pupils in KS1 and KS2 each term which include a wide variety of sporting, craft and cookery clubs.  Clubs are offered to pupils in our reception classes from the summer term.  They usually run from 3:20pm to 4:15pm and some after school clubs (e.g. cookery) are subject to a small charge.  


Total Time

The school week equates to 32.5 hours/week.  Our compulsory school times are 8:50am to 3:20pm.

Our School Day - Nursery

We have two Nursery classes for three and four year olds which cater for children in receipt of the fifteen hours funding.


  • Morning Nursery | 8:30 am to 11:30am
  • Afternoon Nursery | 12:30pm to 3:30pm


Nursery pupils enter and exit the school via their own entrance way which is on the far side of Elmhurst Family Centre. 

Our School Day - Two Year Olds

We currently have a morning two year old Nursery class; which provides a small number of spaces for funded two year olds.  


For September 2021, we have a new space for our youngest children named 'The Den'.  


Our two year old Nursery pupils enter and exit the school via the main gate and are dropped off between 8:40 and 8:50am.  They are collected promptly at 11:40 by the main school gate.

Page last updated: 15/08/2023