The School Day

Start & Finish Times

The school day for the pupil in Reception to Year 6 are outlined below:

8:45am School Starts
10:20am - 10:35am Morning Break
12:00pm - 1:25pm Lunch Time
3:15pm End of the Day

Wraparound Care: Eliot Bank is able to offer a Breakfast Club and an After School Club for pupils in Reception to Year 6. Click here to find out more.

The school day is slightly different for our Nursery children, please see below:

8:45am School Starts (Full Time & Part-Time am)
11:45am End of Day (Part-Time am)
11:45am - 12:30pm Lunch Time (Full Time)
12:30pm School Starts (Part-Time pm)
3:30pm End of Day (Full Time & Part-Time pm)

Drop Off & Collection

Drop Off
The school gates open at 8:30am. The school bell is rung at 8:55am so that the children can enter their classes ready to start learning at 9:00am.

Children up to Year 4 must remain accompanied by and adult until the bell rings at 8:55am.

The school days ends at 3:15pm.

Teachers will only release children to a known adult. Therefore, if normal collection arrangements change,- for example, if another person is collecting your child – please let the class teacher or the school office know. Tthis will avoid any confusion or upset at home time.

Lateness & Absence


Children who arrive after 8:55am must report to the office to sign in. They will be given a late registration slip before being taken to their classroom.

Regular or persistent lateness will be discussed with parents as late arrivals are in breach of the home-school agreement and can lead to a child missing a significant amount of learning time: a child who regularly arrives 15 minutes late for school will lose over an hour of learning time each week, equating to a week of lost learning time over the course of the school year.  Late arrivals also disrupt the learning time for other pupils.


Any absence should be reported to the school office first thing in the morning, giving a reason for the child’s absence.

Absence is monitored by the schools attendance officer and regular or persistent absences will be discussed with parents as this is in breach of the home school agreement.

School Office

The school office is open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, term-time only.

The school office can be contacted on 020 8699 0586 or by email to