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The school day


The whistle is blown for pupils to line up at 8.45am promptly. 
School begins at 8.50am.


Morning Break
10.30am – 10.45am Key Stage 1 and 2


12.00pm – 12.45pm Key Stage 1 and 2 
12.30pm – 1.15pm Foundation Stage 2


Afternoon Break
2.00pm – 2.10pm Key Stage 1 and 2


School finishes at 3.15pm


Collective Worship
9.00am – 9.20am Mon-Thur
2.35pm – 3.00pm Fri


The time spent on teaching during a normal school week, not including break times, registration and the daily act of collective worship is:


Key Stage 1: 23 hours per week. 
Key Stage 2: 23 hours 30 minutes per week.


School meals


St. Swithun’s School has its own kitchens and excellent meals of a high quality are served in a cafeteria system. A menu is displayed weekly in the school hall.

If you receive Family Income Support you may apply for financial help with school meals. You can get the application forms from the school or the County Contact Point in the Market Square. It is very important that if you are entitled to apply for free school meals that you should do so as soon as possible.

If it is preferred, your child may bring a packed lunch.


School uniform


Boys: Trousers/Shorts Grey or Black
  Shirt/Polo Shirt White
  Socks Bottle Green/Grey
  School Sweatshirt or Jumper Bottle Green




Skirt/Pinafore dress or Trousers


Grey or Black

  Blouse/Shirt White
  Socks/Tights White
  School Sweatshirt/Jumper or Cardigan Bottle Green
  Summer Dress Green Gingham/Check



It would be helpful if your child could have a large shirt or apron to wear for Art activities.

P.E: (Boys & Girls) Green school T – shirt or plain White. Dark coloured shorts or school shorts with logo. Training shoes for outdoor games. P.E. Kit must be in a named P.E. Bag please.


Your child may need a swimming kit. Please check their swimming day.


Smart, good quality school sweatshirts and T – shirts with the school logo can be purchased from the school office.

Also available are smart book bags for the children’s reading books and P.E. bags for their P.E. kit or swimming kit, both printed with the school logo.