Our School Day

Our school day starts at 8:55am
Classrooms are open from 8:40am for early morning reading and close at 9:00am prompt

It is very important that your child arrives on time each day as we begin learning activities straight after registration. The school gates are only opened at the beginning and end of each day so if you are late or need to collect your child early, you will need to come to the main school office.

Breakfast Club opens at 8:00am in the school hall for children who want to come to school early. For more information see our Breakfast Club page.

Nursery is open:
Mornings –            8.40am – 11.40am
Afternoons –        12:15pm – 3:00pm

School Assemblies

Our school assemblies are held every morning, between 9am and 11am, with different year groups attending on different days of the week.

Where an assembly is open to parents/carers to join in, we will contact you beforehand. 


Key Stage 1 – 10:30am – 10:45am

Lower Key Stage 2 – 10:40am – 10:55am
Upper Key Stage 2  – 11:00am – 11:15am

Nursery and Reception children have free play.


Reception – 11:45am – 12:40pm
Year 1 – 11:50am – 12:50pm
Year 2 – 12:15am – 12:50pm
Year 3 – 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Year 4 – 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Year 5 – 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Year 6 – 12:15pm – 1:15pm

For more information about Wykebeck Primary School's lunchtimes, please see our Lunchtime page.

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and the end of the school day, parents and families are welcomed into our playgrounds. This helps to build a close relationship between home and school – we want to have strong links with all of our parents and families.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.

Home time

Doors open at 3:15pm

We need to know who is collecting your child at all times. If we do not recognise the adult collecting a child, we will not allow child to go home with this adult until we have had confirmation from a known adult. Please always let staff know if somebody new will be collecting your child.

After School Clubs

We offer a selection of exciting and engaging clubs for children in Year 1-Year 6, please visit our After-School Club page to find our more.

After School Clubs begin at 3:15 and finish at 4:15. Please collect your child promptly from the main school reception.