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The School Day 


Infant (Reception and Key Stage 1)

classes start at 8.55 a.m. the school day finishes at 3.00-3.10 p.m.

Junior (Key Stage 2)

classes start at 8.55 a.m. and the school day finishes at 3.15 p.m.


Before school, staff are on duty at the KS1 gate from 8.45 a.m.

The KS2 gate opens at 8.40am, there is a waiting area for parents and pupils. 

Children can go into class from 8.45 am. 


Please make sure that your child does not arrive alone at school before 8.45 a.m. as their safety cannot be ensured. 


Whole School assemblies are celebrated on Monday and Friday. Both Key stages have separate singing assemblies on Wednesdays and classes hold their own Personal, social and moral assemblies on Tuesdays and Thursdays in their own classrooms.

Breakfast Club is available from 7.45 am every day. Please enquire at the office who will put parents in touch with Mrs Grant or Mrs Chalklin who are the Breakfast Club Supervisors.


All parents should leave their children at the hard standing areas at the front of the school and meet them at the same area at home time. Gates are opened for KS1/KS2 at 3.05 p.m.



Infant lunchtime is between 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Junior lunchtime is between 12.15 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

At 12 p.m. reception children and children from Years 1 and 2 have their packed lunch and cooked dinners.  At 12.15 p.m. Children in Years 3 to 6 are called for their lunch.

Lunchtimes are well supervised and a reward system is in operation to encourage good manners and sociable behaviour when eating together.

Those paying for lunch must bring the money to school on Monday mornings for the whole week; the current price is £2.15 per day and £10.75 per week.  If parents are entitled free school meals for their children they can collect an application form from the school office for completion.

All school meals must be paid for in advance.



The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231. Its registered address is The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5AA. “Newlands Primary School” is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust.