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St Andrew's Junior School  Hatfield Peverel

St Andrew's Junior School Hatfield Peverel

The School Day



8.50 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.  
Afternoon: 1.00 p.m. to 3.10 p.m.

Children receive 23 hours 40 minutes teaching time during a normal school week, this excludes registration times and assembly and the act of collective worship.

The gates open at 8.40 a.m. and the children can enter their classrooms to being early morning activities.


Years 3 & 4 Break Time

Year 5 & 6 Break Time

10.45 to 11.00 a.m.  

10.30 to 10.45a.m.

Lunchtime 12.00 to 1.00 p.m.


Children may bring something to eat and drink at break time, but it should only be fruit or vegetables, such as an apple, banana, carrot sticks, raisins etc. Drinks should be water. Children should not bring any fizzy or sugary drinks.  To protect those children with allergies, the school is a ‘Nut-free zone’ and so snacks should never include peanut bars or any similar products containing nuts.


School dinners cost £2.30 per day.

Children who bring sandwiches are allowed to eat them in their bases. They then go out to play, weather permitting.  In order to protect children with allergies, peanut butter sandwiches or nut bars/products should not be given to children in their lunch boxes from home.

If you wish your child to go home for lunch or leave the school premises for any other reason then please inform your child's class teacher in writing. If your child goes home for lunch every day then one letter at the start of the school year will suffice, but if this is only occasionally then, for safety reasons, a separate note will be required.

Children who go home for lunch should not return on to the premises before 12.55 p.m.