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Marlpool Infant School

The School Day


9.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon
1.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m.

Our school gates are opened at 8.45am and the children go straight into their classroom where the teacher will be there to greet them and help them to start their day.


There is a fifteen minute break each morning. Children are given the option of having a drink of milk, details of how to order and pay for this are enclosed in our New Parents Information Pack. We are part of the National Fruit scheme which is funded by the National lottery. Each child can have a piece of fruit. If you do not wish your child to participate for any reason please let us know.

There are 22.5 hours per normal school week spent on teaching. This includes religious education but excludes the statutory daily act of collective worship, which in our school is referred to as “together times”, registration and breaks (including lunch).


No child will be allowed to leave school at lunchtime unless a parent comes to meet that child.

From September 2014, all infant aged children (Reception, Year and Year 2) are eligible to receive a hot midday school meal, free of charge. School lunches are cooked at Marlpool Infant Junior School and then transported to our school. They provide a healthy and varied meal. Each day the children are served with a main course and a sweet. Packed lunch may also be eaten at school and we encourage the children to eat as healthy a meal as possible.