Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery

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Consultation on changing the school day

The government's White Paper of 2022 set out a minimum expectation of 32.5 hours of school  for children each week.  This includes breaks and lunchtimes but does not include breakfast or after school clubs.


Currently, at Lainesmead, our hours are:

Mondays - Thursdays 8:35am - 3:15pm 

Fridays -  8:35am - 1:35pm

This is a total of 31 hours and 40 minutes


Set out in the document below is the proposed change to:

Mondays - Thursdays 8:30am - 3:20pm

Fridays - 8:30am - 1:40pm

This will then fulfil 32.5 hours as set by the government as statutory for September 2024.


The governing body welcome responses from the school community via our Clerk to Governors, Lorraine Walker, on