Respect - Collaborate - Grow

The School Day

The School Day at Dorney is as follows:


School Day: 8.45 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.


Whole School Morning Break: 10.15 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.


Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 Lunch Break: 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m.


Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 Lunch Break: 12.00 p.m. - 1.00 p.m.


End of School Day: 3.15 p.m.


Children should not arrive at school before 8.30 a.m. unless attending the Early Morning club or are specifically requested to do so.


Pupils arriving after 8.45 a.m. must report to the school office via the front door where an appropriate adult should sign them in. (Parents should endeavour to be on the playground with their child between 8.30 a.m. and 8.40 a.m.) Once again, this is for safety reasons.  Our registers must be accurate at all times, in case of fire and emergency procedures.


Arriving after 8.45 a.m. makes a significant impact to the start of your child’s school day.


We expect pupils to arrive and to be collected punctually at the start and end of each day.

We do not have the facilities, and cannot accept responsibility for children who stay after school unless they are attending a school club.