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Helmingham Primary School & Nursery

The School Day

The children can arrive from 8.20am for registration at 8.30am. Once your child has settled into school, they will be encouraged to be independent by hanging up their own coat and putting their lunch box and book bag away themselves.  Registers close at 8.45am and children arriving in class after this time will be marked late.

The School Day finishes at 3.15pm.   Parents should wait in the school playground and the teacher will bring the children out to meet you.

Lunchtime and Breaks

The children will usually have a morning break at 10.30am for 15 minutes.

Lunchtime is from 11.50am (Nursery/Reception) or 12.00pm (Years 1 to 6) until 12.45pm. The children may bring a packed lunch or have a nutritious, delicious school lunch which is prepared on site.

The children have the choice of a hot main meal, jacket potato or a veggie option at a cost of £2.53 per day. Lunch payments should be made online, via Arbor, at the beginning of every week. Alternatively, you can make a block payment and we will advise you when your balance is low.

School dinners are free of charge for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children.

Please do not include any sweets or fizzy drinks in packed lunches. Also, please note that due to severe allergies amongst our students, we are a nut-free school. Please bear this in mind when providing your child with a packed lunch.

Please also provide your child with a bottle of water which they may access during the school day.

Our children are also provided with a portion of fruit or vegetables for morning break.