There is an expectation by the Department for Education that all state-funded mainstream schools should deliver a school week of at least 32.5 hours.

St Michael’s is open to Reception to Y6 pupils from 8:35 a.m. every school day, with registration starting at 8:45 a.m. The normal school day finishes at 3:15 p.m. for all pupils.

In terms of wraparound care, we run a breakfast club from 7:30 a.m. each day and also childcare until 6 p.m. each evening.

A range of extra-curricular after-school activity clubs run throughout the year (ending at 4:15 p.m.).

The total compulsory school time per week is:


8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily (32.5 hours)

Years 1 to 6

8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily (32.5 hours)


15 hours places (am) – 8.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.
15 hours places (pm) – 12.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
30 hours places (including lunchtime) – 8.30 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.