The School Day


Every lesson counts. Every interaction matters. Every day is vital.

Dunnington CE Primary Attendance and Puctuality Policy

We will continue with slightly staggered starts to allow those parents, with children in different key stages, to drop off and pick up in each playground, where applicable. For 2023-2024:

  • School starts at 8:55am and finishes at 3:25pm for the children in EYFS and KS1.
  • For the children in KS2, registration is at 8:45 and the school day finishes at 3:15pm.
  • In both cases there are 32.5 compulsory school hours in a typical week.

Please be on time – but better late than never.

Try not to have the children waiting in the playground too early, especially in cold or wet weather; five minutes before school begins is early enough. KS2 children should not arrive before 8:40am.

Our full policy for Attendance and Punctuality can be found on our Policies Page.

The school hours are as follows:


8:55am to 12 noon
Registration 8:55-9:05am
12 noon – 1:00pm lunch
1:00pm to 3:25pm
Registration 1:00-1:05pm
(6 hours 30 minutes daily)


8:45am to 12 noon
Registration 8:45-8:55am
12 noon – 1:00pm lunch
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Registration 1:00-1:05pm
(6 hours 30 minutes daily)

Please note that from September 2024 EYFS/KS1 and KS2 will be swapping the start and finish times. Fot more information please see the newsletter sent out on 12/06/24.