Bishop Perrin Primary School Bishop Perrin Primary School


The School Day

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Since September 2020, Bishop Perrin school has been open full-time to pupils in all year groups in line with government expectations in line with wider national restrictions due to Covid-19.  Typically our school day begins at 8:30am and ends at 3:15pm.  Changes have been made to the daily timetable to facilitate effective social distancing and procedures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19. The typical school day, as described below, has been significantly changed in order to comply with Government Covid guidance. If you have any questions regarding our normal school day, please do not hesitate to ring and speak to a member of staff.

Breakfast Club runs from 8-8:30am in the  School Hall which runs 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 although currently, Breakfast Club has been suspended due to low take up of the provision.

Between 8:30am and 8:50am, children enter school via their allocated gate.  Each day begins with an act of Christian Worship (currently conducted virtually).

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.

Current lunchtime arrangement are staggered to maintain the integrity of class ‘bubbles’ while children are eating.  Children have 30 minutes in which to eat their lunch – either a hot school meal or packed lunch from home, and 30 minutes for outdoor play, in their designated section of the playground.

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

Each year (outside of Covid-19 restrictions), 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. 

The school day finishes between 3pm and 3:20pm depending on the time a class has started their school day.

Outside of Covid-19 restrictions, 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.