The school day

The school day at The Mead is busy and happy. The school is open from 7.45am-5.30pm.

Daily routine

7.45am Breakfast Club* – Open to all age groups. A delicious, healthy range of breakfasts and cereals, with juice and toast, followed by supervised playtime.

8.15-8.20am Arrival in the classrooms

8.30am Lessons begin

8.40-9.00am Assembly (Monday – Friday), a chance for Houses or the whole school to gather collectively to reflect, plan and celebrate our achievements.

10.00-10.30am Break for Reception-Year 6, includes a snack and a drink

11.45pm First lunch sitting –Lunch is staggered for Kindergarten, Pre-Reception, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Our in-house cooks serve a wide range of delicious, hot, wholesome and nutritionally-balanced dishes. There is always a demand for seconds!

12.40pm Kindergarten & Pre-Reception leave if not staying all day

1.30pm/2.00pm Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 afternoon lessons begin

3.25pm End of school day for Key Stage 1

3.30pm Munch Bunch & Number 1 Club until 5.30pm*. After school care provision for Early Years and Key Stage 1 children, where they are given tea and have the opportunity to have supervised play, craft and games times and Key Stage 1 children have time to complete homework. (Siblings of Key Stage 2 children can opt to stay until 4.00pm)

4.00pm Key Stage 2 lessons finish, children can go home or stay on for clubs

4–4.30pm Key Stage 2 tea

4.30pm Key Stage 2 Prep or clubs begin We offer a diverse range of after school clubs along with Prep which allows children the time to complete homework in a classroom with a teacher to hand for assistance.

5.30pm All clubs finish

 *Indicates an extra charge. These activities can be booked through the school office if required. Breakfast club operates on an ad-hoc basis.