Clifton Primary School

Aspire to Achieve

The School Day

The compulsory times we are open is 8.45am - 3.15pm. This is 32.5 hours of education per week, inline with the statutory hours for education set out by the Government. 

School Entrance

Gates open at 8.40am 

Children are sat down reading at 8.45am 

Gates are locked at 8.50am 


We have two entrances which the pupils can use to enter school, one is on Talbot Road and one is on Clifton Road - please use whichever gate is easiest for you.  


School Collection 

Reception children are collected from the Talbot Road Gate at 3.15pm

Year 1 - 6 are collected from the playground at 3.15pm


We have a one way system for collection, adults enter using the Clifton Gate and exit using the gate on the Talbot Road. If you have a child in Reception, collect them first and then collect their older siblings from the playground. 


Nursery - via Talbot Road Gate

8.40am - Morning session begins 

11.40pm - Morning session ends

12.25pm - Afternoon session begins

3.25pm - Afternoon session ends



8.45am - School begins

11.30am - Lunch starts

12.30pm - Lunch finishes

3.15pm - School ends


Year 1, 2 and 3

8.45am - School Begins

11.30am - Lunch (1hour)

2.00pm - Afternoon Break (15mins)

3.15pm - School Finishes


Year 4, 5 & 6

8.45am - School Begins

10.30am - Morning Break (15mins)

12.30pm - Lunch (1hour)

3.15pm - School Finishes