Northgate Primary School

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The School Day

The school day starts at 8:40am and finishes at 3:05pm. Registration is from 8:50-9:00am.
Morning Playtime
Children in years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 usually have morning break from 10:30-10:45am. Reception children have time outside during the morning.


Children have lunch at 12:05pm. Reception start lunch slightly earlier at 11.45am. Lunchtime finishes at 1:00pm.

Afternoon Playtimes

Children in year 1 and year 2 have an afternoon playtime from 2:40 to 2:50pm. Reception children have time outside during the afternoon.


Assemblies are held every day in the form of separate lower school and upper school events; they include weekly Singing Assembly, Themed assemblies, Class Assemblies and Good News/Attendance assemblies. All children are expected to attend assembly and all are suitable for multiple faiths.

Drop off and collection

Children and parents enter our school through gates which lead on to the playground. Children should be taken directly to their classroom door where their teacher will meet them. We discourage parents from entering the school building at the beginning and end of the school day as this can be a hazard for our children. Parents who wish to speak to teachers will need to make an appointment and sign in via the front office.

Mrs Hanger and Mrs Gauld are often in the playground to welcome adults and children and can be spoken to about any minor issues that need a quick answer.

Children need to be collected from their class door at the end of each day. If you are collecting your child for an appointment during the school day then please come directly to the office.

Getting to school

It is best to walk to school if possible as our car park is quite small. There is more parking available on Beaconsfield Road, which is only a short walk to the school. We have two bike racks in the grounds if you wish to cycle to school.