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Downside Primary School

The School Day

8.45 – Gates open for all children.

8.55 – Start of school – registration

8.55am (registration) – 3.30pm = 6 hrs 35 mins per day. Equal to 32 hours 55 minutes.

All children have a morning break and children in Reception and Year 1 have an afternoon break.



Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3 

Year 4 

 Year 5

Year 6 










The school day finishes at 3.30pm.

Breakfast Club and After School Club

Breakfast Club Afterschool Club

We run a Breakfast Club which opens at 8am, children can be dropped off at any time up until 8.30am and they will be served breakfast. After 8.30am, children will not be served breakfast.

Bookings should be made prior to attendance at the Club; forms are sent out via ParentMail each month.

The After School Club runs every day from 3.30pm – 5.30pm and parents pay an hourly rate for this childcare.

Bookings should be made prior to attendance at the Club; forms are sent out via ParentMail each month. Parents who are unavoidably delayed can phone the school to ask for their child to attend the After School Club; payment should be paid on or before the next day.

If parents are late at the end of the day for their child, the child will join After School Club and parents will be invoiced for the child care.

To find out more about the Breakfast and Afterschool club then click the button below

Breakfast and After School Clubs


Extra-curricular clubs

We offer a wide range of clubs, both at lunchtimes and after school. Sports clubs offered include: netball, football, cricket, cross country, athletics, gymnastics and dance. In addition, we offer a wide range of music and art clubs.


Children in all years are encouraged to read at home for at least ten minutes on a daily basis, which should be recorded in the reading log.

In addition, all children are issued with homework on a termly basis. Children are currently issued with a homework menu – from which they have the opportunity to choose which activities they would like to complete. Further homework is also issued, for example Literacy/ Numeracy work, spellings, times tables etc.