Our school day starts at 8.55am and ends at 3.30pm.

Please note that the information below relates to a 'normal' school day. School timings have been subject to changes including staggered start and end times and breaks and lunches, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. These changes have been emailed to all parents for September 2019 and differ depending on Year Group


8.45am Children can come into the playgrounds under adult supervision. No children should be arriving on site before this time. Our staff supervise the playground from 8.45am onwards.

8.55am Start of school (the bell will ring and the children line up in classes)









Lesson 1


Lesson 2 & 3


Lesson 4

Lesson 5

School ends

Dropping off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know before 3pm if possible so that we can ensure the message is delivered to your child. This avoids any confusion or upset.

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have a bicycle shed and you can request a permit from the school.

Driving on site

Please note that Abbotswood operates a strict 'No Drive' zone policy:

No vehicles to be driven on site between 08.45am-09.05am and 15.20-15.40pm. The vehicles gates will remain locked between these times.