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The school day

Our ambition is to provide 32.5 hours of school a week as per the government guidelines. However, while located in our temporary site this is not feasible because of the school transport arrangements we have had to put in place. Children leave catchment at 8:30 for a prompt 9:00 am start and lessons finish at 3pm for returning buses or clubs which run for an hour after school. 

As soon as we are located in a permanent school home back in our catchment area, we will be in a position to increase the school day from 9.00am to 3.30pm, with after-school clubs and wraparound care.  

Typical timetables for Reception, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) are shown below.


8.00 – 8.30

Bus pick up in catchment area

Swiss Cottage

Belsize Park

8.30 – 8.50

Buses travel to school


8.50 – 9.00

School Assembly / Register


9.00 – 9.30

Carpet session: Phonics


9.30 – 10.30

Phonics groups and on-going provision

Classroom or outdoors

10.30 – 10.45

Snack time


10.50 – 11.05

Carpet session: Maths


11.00 – 11.30

Maths groups and on-going provision

Classroom or outdoors

11.30- 11.45

Reading groups


11.50 – 1.00

Lunch time

Lunch hall, playground, library

1.00 - 1.20

Carpet time: Topic

Classroom or outdoors

1.20 – 2.30

Topic groups and on-going provision

Classroom or outdoors

2.45 - 3.00

Story time


3.00 - 3.30


3.00 – 4.00

Buses back to Swiss Cottage / Belsize Park OR

After school clubs


Classrooms, hall or outdoors

4.00 – 4.30

Club bus back to Belsize Park


On-going provision in Reception

On-going provision is a variety of specially selected areas of provision planned by the teacher. Children can move freely between the classroom and their outdoor learning area. Some of the activities children may select are listed below:






Water (weather permitting)

Sand/mud kitchen

Small World 

Role play area

Writing area

Malleable activities, such as play dough

Reading corner

Maths table

Creative area (various craft and painting activities)


Example Key Stage 1 Timetable 


Example Key Stage 2 Timetable