The Mayflower Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Our School Day

Our School Day

The school day starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm.  Registration is from 8.45am to 9.00am.


Morning playtimes

At  10.45 am – 11.00 am children in Y1, Y2 and Y3 have their break; older children in Y4, Y5 and Y6 have their break from 11.00am – 11.15am.

Reception children have break times which are quite flexible.  



Children in Reception have their lunch at 11.45am and their break ends at 1.00pm.  Those in Y1, Y2 and Y3 have lunch at 12.00 noon and finish at 1.00pm.  Y4, Y5 and Y6 children begin their break at 12.15pm, lunchtime for them ends at 1.15pm.


Afternoon playtimes

Younger children have an afternoon playtime.


Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents of KS1 and EYFS children are encouraged into the playground to collect their children. Parents of Y3 and Y4 children, your childs entry/exit point is the second set of double doors after entering the main gate, Parents of Y5 and Y6 children your entry/exit point is the first set of doors just inside the main gate. Please remember if you are giving permission for your child/children to walk home alone unsupervised, then a form needs to be completed and returned to Ms Stacey in the school office. If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know.  This avoids any confusion or upset.


Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! If you are travelling by car, we have arranged for permits for parents to enable them to park in ASDA Car Park once our barriers are in use, please contact the school office if you need a permit.  Alternatively, we have bike-racks on the playground.