Thornhill Primary School

Opening and Closing Times

The school gates open at 8:45am and will close at 8:55am when teaching begins. School is open for 32.5hours a week. 

On the rare occasions where a child arrives after 8:55am, they should report directly to the school office.


Morning play for Key Stage 1 is from 10:44am - 11:00am and is monitored by a mix of teaching and support staff.

Morning play for Key Stage 2 is from 11:00am - 11:15am and is monitored by a mix of teaching and support staff.


Lunchtimes are staggered across the school and school dinners are served in our school dining hall.

Reception: 11:15am to 12:15pm 

KS1: 12:00 pm to 1:00pm

KS2: 12:15pm to 1:00pm 


The school day finishes at 3:15pm.  

The main gate opens at 3:10pm for parents to collect pupils from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classrooms where children will be released at 3:15pm. Those in Key Stage 2 who have written permission to travel home alone, will leave the classroom door while other pupils will wait until collected.

The main gate will close at 3:20pm. From this point onwards, children will need collecting from the main reception. If you are going to be late collecting your child/ren or someone else is going to be collecting them, please inform the office. 


Foundation 1 
Morning session – 8.45am to 11.45am
Afternoon session – 12.15pm until 3.15pm.

Children in Foundation Stage will be released from their classroom doors at 3:15pm. 


Walking Home Alone Policy