The School Day

The school day starts at 8:55am and finishes at 3:15pm.

KS2 doors will be open from 8:45am for parents who wish to ‘stop and drop’, the doors will close at 8:55am.

The morning bell is rung at 8:55am for the children in Reception and KS1 to line up in the playground on the class coloured spot. Doors will open at 8:45am in bad weather for all children to go straight into school.

All Nursery children have 15 hours free entitlement to be used in the morning 9am-12pm and an option of either using 30 hours entitlement or fee paying in the afternoon which finishes at 3:15pm.

Start, Finish and Break Times

8:55am Registration (pupils arriving late must sign in at the office).
10:15am-10:30am Monday & Thursday whole school assembly.
9:05am-9:30am Friday whole school celebration assembly.
10:30am-10:45am Monday, Tuesday & Thursday whole school break time.
10:30am-10:45am Wednesday & Friday Y1 & Y2 break time.
10:45am-11:00am Wednesday & Friday KS2 break time.
11:50am-1:05pm Lunch for EYs & KS1
12:15pm-1:10pm Lunch for KS2
2:30pm- 2:45pm Break for EYs & KS1
3:15pm End of School Day



Assemblies are an important part of school life as they bring the community together. We use assemblies to: share the school values; community news; raise awareness of issues at local; national and international levels. They are a way of cementing the Mellor family together and whilst we are a non-denominational school we do hold assemblies with a Christian theme and share the religious beliefs of other faiths.

Friday assembly is our ‘celebration assembly’.  If a child wishes to share a trophy, medal, certificate or special event with us, parents are very welcome to join the celebration. This aspect of our work not only gives a better understanding of our children, it also gives the children a chance to speak in front of a large audience.

Headteacher awards are presented on a fortnightly basis to children who have excelled in some way. We celebrate their personal achievements and invite parents to join us for the special moment.