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School Day

Beginning of the day

Start – gates open at 8:45am

At Hazelwood, we have a soft start to the beginning of the day. Children are able to arrive at school between 8.45am and 8.55am and enter their classroom immediately – there is no need to line up. All children should be in school by 8.55am when formal learning begins.


All children from Year 1 to Year 6 have a 15-minute morning break. This takes place between: 10:30 – 10:45am.


The lunch breaks last for 1 hour for all children and is staggered from 11:15am through to 1:15pm.

Nursery: 11.15-12.15pm
Reception: 11.30-12.30pm
Years 1 & 2: 12.00-1.00pm
Year 3, 4, 5 & 6: 12.15-1.15pm

End of day

Children can be collected from outside their classroom/building at 3:15pm.

The school is open to children for 32.5 hours per week. 

Nursery Times 

For Nursery, times varies depending on whether your child has a full time or a part-time placement. 
For Cherry Class (full time) Start at 9:00am and finish at 3:00pm.
For Apple Class (mornings only) it’s an 9:00am start and finish at 12:00pm