The School Day To comply with the DfE expectation that schools should offer a minimum of 32.5 hours by September 2023, the school day will increase by 15 minutes and finish at 3:15 from September 2023. The school gates are opened at 8:35 a.m. to allow the children to come straight into school and be ready for registration at 8:45 a.m. This means that the total weekly figure for the compulsory time pupils spend in school is 31.25 hours. Pupils in KS 2 currently spend 15 more minutes in class than in KS1 because they have a shorter lunch break. Classes 1 and 2 (Foundation & Key Stage 1) Morning: 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Classes 3 and 4 (Key Stage 2) Morning: 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For the first half term, new reception children come into school with their parents/carers. In other classes, as the children get older, we expect them to take responsibility for getting themselves organised and ready for learning and make their own way to their class from the school gate.