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The Downs CE
Primary School

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The School Day

Lower School

Reception children gather outside their classroom ready for doors opening at 8.45am. The children are registered at 8.55am

Year 1 children gather outside their classroom ready for doors opening at 8.45am. The children are registered at 8.55am

Lunchtime for both Year R and Year 1 is 11.45am-12.45pm

Children are collected from their classroom door at 3.10pm

Middle School

Year 2 children gather outside their classroom ready for doors opening at 8.45am. The children are registered at 8.55am

Year 3 children gather outside their classroom ready for doors opening at 8.35am. The children are registered at 8.45am

Year 4 children gather outside their classroom ready for doors opening at 8.35am. The children are registered at 8.45am

Lunchtime for middle school is 12.10pm-1.05pm

Children are collected from their classroom door at 3.10pm

Upper School

Year 5 children gather outside Goodwins ready for doors opening at 8.35am. The children are registered at 8.45am

Year 6 children gather outside Goodwins ready for doors opening at 8.35am. The children are registered at 8.45am

Lunchtime for upper school is 12.10pm-1.05pm

Children are dismissed from Goodwins at 3.10pm


Late arrivals should report to the school office so that they can be registered and school lunch arrangements checked.

Late pickups and taxi pickups will be from the school office.

However, please do try to ensure you are on time at the beginning and end of the day as this is less distressing for your child.

If your child is absent please contact the school first thing in the morning on the first day of absence in accordance with our attendance policy

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.