School Day

The School Day

We start the school day at 8.55am and finish at 3.30pm.
Due to the number of pupils in the school, our breaks during the week are different in the two phases of lower school (years 3 & 4) and upper school (years 5 & 6).

  • Lower school morning break: 10.30am – 10.45am
  • Lower school lunchtime: 11.45am – 12.45pm
  • Upper school morning break: 11.00am – 11.15am
  • Upper school lunchtime: 12.15pm – 1.15pm

There is an afternoon break for Years 3 and 4 between 2.20pm and 2.30pm Monday to Thursday. Friday afternoon break is a treat for the House Winners only!

Attendance and Punctuality
We place great importance on attendance and punctuality. Children who are not in school can miss important learning opportunities, and children who are late can find it difficult to catch up on what the other children are doing. Families have an important role to play in ensuring that their children attend well and are on time each day. We thank all parents for their co-operation in making sure that children attend regularly and on time.

Mid Morning Snack
Pupils may bring in fruit and a small drink for snack time. We can also arrange milk or Fair Trade orange juice. Please ask at reception for more information about milk and juice.

School Meals
Children can choose to have either a school dinner or packed lunch. School dinners are prepared from fresh ingredients on site each day and provide a hot, nourishing meal. Children are offered a choice of dishes with at least one vegetarian option. Those who bring a packed lunch are encouraged to have a balanced meal including fruit and salad or vegetables. Fizzy drinks are not allowed.

Collective Worship
We have an act of collective worship everyday. This follows the guidelines set out by the Department for Education. Monday and Tuesday are Whole School Assemblies, Wednesday is Phase Assembly and Thursday is a Singing Assembly. Within our assemblies, we begin shared conversations about wellbeing issues, explore national and international days of reflection and religious festivals. Each assembly contains an act of worship within which we celebrate all faiths and none. Quiet time is observed to raise pupils’ spiritual awareness and whilst we encourage prayer, we also allow pupils to reflect, rather than worship in any particular way. Our policy for collective worship can be found on the policies page. Each week ends with an achievement assembly, a celebration of all that the children and adults in our school have achieved during the week.

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Lightoaks Junior School
Lancaster Rd
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M6 8LU

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