Yorkley Primary School


School Times

  As you may have seen, the Government announced earlier this year 2023 that they intend to introduce a minimum school day length for all schools in the country. They expect all schools in England to be open for a minimum of 32 hours and 30 minutes a week from September2023. For context, this is how our current school week looks.

Our ‘Soft Start’ allows children to arrive at the school site at 8.35 a.m. when they will come straight into class. This time means that our children are calm and ready to learn when the school day begins at 8:45 am and allows intervention work to start early. 


Infants Juniors


8:45a.m. 8.45a.m.
Break 10:30-10:45a.m. 10:30-10:45a.m.
Lunch 12:00-1:00p.m. 12:10-1:00p.m.
Break None  None
Finish 3:15p.m. 3:15p.m.


 Total school hours 32 hours 30 mis