Attendance and The School Day

The School Day

Learning Time Over a Week

Light Oaks Junior School have a compulsory school week of just over 32.5 hours. This is made up of:

6 hours and 35 minutes per day = 32 hours and 55 minutes.

The school is open for all children at 8:45am.  Compulsory attendance starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.30pm. 
Due to the number of pupils in the school, our breaks and lunchtimes are different for each year group.

Year Break Lunch
Y 3 10:35 - 10:50 11:45 - 12:45
Y 4 10:45 - 11:00 12:00 - 1:00
Y 5 11:00 - 11:15 12:15 - 1:15
Y 6 11:15 - 11:30 12:30 - 1:30

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.

We have a joint attendance policy with the Infant School which can be found by clicking below:

Attendance Policy

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 every day. This follows the guidelines set out by the Department for Education. We have whole school assembly on Monday and Thursday (which is focussed on singing) with Phase Assemblies on Tuesday and Wednesday.  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, run by our House Captains.  This is 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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