Bishop Perrin Primary School Bishop Perrin Primary School

The School Day

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We have a Breakfast Club in the School Hall which runs from 8-8.30am each day. As well as offering a healthy breakfast, children can play a range of games and activities. Booking a place for your child is made using our online facility.

The school gate opens at 8.30am and children either come from Breakfast Club on the playground or walk down our side path where they are met by a member of staff. The bell for registration goes at 8.40am, signalling the start of the school day

Our daily act of Christian Worship takes place at 8.55am most days in the School Hall and often follows this pattern:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Exploring our School Values led by a senior member of staff

Child-led/Class-led or Teacher-led Worship exploring a current theme or School Value

Visitor-led Worship/Whole School Mass led by local clergy  or Class Assembly

Hymns of Praise led by our Music Teacher

Celebration Worship


After Worship children in Years 1-6 will often undertake Guided Reading with their Class Teacher and associated Teaching Assistants. The remainder of the morning is spent focusing on the core subjects of Literacy and Maths. Years 1, 2 and 3 have a break time from 10.30-10.45am and Years 4, 5 and 6from 10.45-11am.

Lunchtime is from 12-1.15pm, with the Infants going into the School Hall at 12 noon for either an on-site freshly cooked hot dinner or a packed lunch. The Juniors will then start coming in for their lunch at 12.30pm. On the playground the children have a variety of activities to keep them busy, or they are welcome to use the Quiet Area to sit and chat to their friends. We will often have some of our Junior “Playground Pals” organise games and activities for Infant children under the supervision of one of our Playleaders.

During the afternoons, we focus on the wider curriculum with much of the learning being cross- curricular based on a Science or Humanities theme. PE lessons often occur in the afternoons using either the playground or the hall. During the Summer Term, weather permitting, we are able to take the Junior children to another local school (St Edmund’s RC Primary School) where we get to use their large field for more extensive sports such as cricket, rounders, golf, athletics and volleyball.

On Fridays, provision is made for children in Years 2 to 5 (and those children in Year 6 who have not yet reached the National Curriculum requirement of swimming 25m) to undertake swimming lessons at the local swimming pool.

Our school day finishes at 3.05pm for Reception children and 3.15 for all other children.

For 10 weeks of each term there is an extensive and varied extra-curricular programme for children to participate in. Some of the clubs are run by Bishop Perrin staff whilst others are run by outside agencies.  You can find out more information about our Breakfast Club and extra-curricular programme in the Parents section of the website.