At Ark John Archer we operate a 'soft start' to the school day.  The school gates open from 8.40 and children go straight to class where they are met by their class teacher. This important time before the formal start of the day allows children to settle, read, and complete learning tasks; that will support them throughout the day.

Senior staff open the school gates at the start of the day, and are on hand to follow up queries or pass on any important messages for class teachers that parents or carers may have.

08:40 School gates open 
09:00 Start of Day 
12:10 - 13.10 Lunch  Key Stage 1( Years 1 & 2)
12:30-13.30 Lunch Key Stage 2 ( Years 3,4,5 & 6)
15. 10 School  gates open 
15:15 End of school day