Information for Parents

Children can start in the Pre-school from the term after they are two. Children are admitted to school in the September after their fourth birthday.

Term Dates 2019/20


Autumn Term:    

Wednesday 4th September to Wednesday 18th December 2019

Half Term Monday 21st October for one week

Spring Term:    

Monday 6th January to Friday 3rd April 2020

Half Term Monday 17th February for one week

Summer Term
Monday 20th April to Friday 17th July 2020
Half Term Monday 25th May for one week

Bank Holiday Friday 8th May 2020

School Hours


The school day is divided into two sessions: 


Morning Session:      

Starts        8.50am

Ends         11.45 - 12.30am


Morning Break:          
10.45 - 11.15am 


Afternoon Session:    

Starts        1 - 1.30pm

Ends          3.30pm   


There is no formal afternoon break; the younger children have a break as necessary.

Children should not arrive at school earlier than 8.45 a.m.

Bad weather


If we have to shut School because of bad weather, we will take the following action to ensure all parents/guardians are aware of the situation:


  • Update this website with a message advising of closure.

  • Advise parents of closure via our Parentmail system, by text or email.  Please ensure that you keep the school informed of any changes to your mobile phone number or email address.

  • Notify Central Bedfordshire Council who display school closures on their SOS website

  • Inform the local radio stations (Heart and BBC Three Counties) who broadcast all school closures on the station and on their websites:                           


Please only call the school as a last resort, as we only have one phone line, which may become very busy.

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