School Opening Hours

7:45  Breakfast Club (Please contact the school office to book a place)

08:40 School gates open for all children

08:40 – 8:45 Early morning session

09:00                  Registration
9:00 – 10:30        Morning session
10:30 – 10:30      Breaktime
10:30 – 12:00      Second Session
12:00 – 13:00      Lunch Time
13:00 – 15:10        Afternoon session
15:10                      School day finishes – Years 3 & 4
15:15                       School day finishes – Years 5 & 6

Whilst we appreciate that it is often convenient for children to arrive at school early in the morning, we cannot accept responsibility for anything that should happen on the school premises before 8.40 am, when playground supervision begins.

Please note that our total current hours for the week are 31 hours and 15 minutes. This will change to 32.5 hours for September 2023 following consultation with parents on opening and closing times.

After School

Our After School Club provides a range of activities for your child to take part and is open until 6:15 each week day.

Lunch Time Arrangements

Under no circumstances are children allowed to leave the school premises during the lunchtime period unless they are collected by a parent who has sought the permission of the headteacher.

Children who have a school dinner must pay in advance using Parent Mail. We no longer accept cash or cheque payments for dinners.

Our excellent school dinners are cooked on the premises by Waltham Forest Catering. Read about them here and see the latest published menu.

Our Food Hygiene has been rated very good ! Read about it here.

Cost of school Meals

The present cost of a school meal is £2.30 and this should be paid on-line on Mondays. The school is unable to accept late payments. Changes between packed lunch and school dinners can only be made half termly.

Application for Free Meals

Details of how you can qualify are here on the Waltham Forest web-site.

You can use our Free School Meal Checking Service to see if you’re eligible.

Packed Lunches

Packed lunches must be in a suitable container, with the child’s name clearly marked. Drinks are only allowed in cartons or water bottles. Fizzy drinks are not allowed. Water is always available at the dining tables. Please note we are a Healthy Eating School and packed lunches should reflect this.


During lunch times a team of support staff are supervising care for the children. During the lunch time period the head teacher, the assistant head teacher or a senior member of staff will always be present on site to deal with any serious situations or emergencies should the need arise. First Aid facilities are always available and a number of staff have First Aid qualifications.