School Hours:

Morning Session: 8.50 a.m. – 12.05 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 1.05 p.m. – 3.25 p.m.

Teaching Time per day:  5 x 1 hour periods

Children to be at school by 8.40 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.


What is a Valley Gardens school day like?

The day is divided into five 60 minute periods. There is a fifteen minute morning break and an hour for lunch.

There is a “Thought for the Week” throughout the year.

Assembly, based upon year groups or key stages, takes place at the start of the afternoon session.

Weather permitting, pupils will normally be outside at morning break and lunchtime. There are also activities organised over the lunch period and in classrooms during wet breaks. Everyone is encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities which also take place before school, during lunch time and after school.