Unless you're in school at 8:00am for breakfast club, or arriving in a taxi for a day's learning in the McGinty Speech and Language Centre, the school day at West Malling starts with the gate opening at 8:45am.
Children make their way to their classrooms, typically saying "good morning" to Mr Rye, the Headteacher, or a member of the Senior Team. All children should be in school by 8:55am when the first lessons of the day get underway.
We pause for a daily act of worship at 10:25am. After this, it's break between 10:45 and 11:00am. The second session of learning then follows until 12:00pm for children in Chestnut, Poppy, Lime or Cherry class, or 12:15pm for children in Mulberry, Daisy, Oak, Willow and Ash class.
At 1:00pm lunchtime play is over and children head back to their classrooms for further learning until the end of the day at 3:00pm.
The length of the school day is therefore 6 hours and 15 minutes, giving a total weekly time in school of 31 hours and 15 minutes.
Other than the first and final weeks of each long term, after school clubs run until 3:45pm or 4pm as advised, or the Premier Sport After School Active Club runs until 6pm.