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The School Day

School Attendance

Regular attendance has a positive impact on a child reaching their full potential and brings benefits to their emotional and social well-being. Cliffe Woods’s expectation for pupil’s attendance is over 96%. Please ensure your child attends school and arrives on time. 


School starts at 08:45 and registers are closed by class teachers at 09:00. Any children that arrive at school after 09:00 will be marked as late in the attendance record. Any child that arrives at school later than 09:10 will be marked as having an unauthorised absence.


If a child is unwell and cannot come to school, their parent/carer should call the School Office to inform us before 08:45. If we do not receive any contact from a parent/carer as to why a child is not in school then we will call home to check the reason for their absence.

The School Day Timetable

07:30 - 08:45Breakfast Club
08:45-08:55School Gates Open
09:00Registration ends (pupils who arrive after this time will be marked as late)
09:00 - 10:15Morning Learning
10:15 - 11:00Staggered Breaktime (year group dependent)
12:00 - 13:00Lunchtime
13:00 - Afternoon Learning
15:25EYFS End of Day
15:30KS1 End of Day
15:35KS2 End of Day
15:35- 18:30After School Clubs

Extra-Curriculum Activities

We offer a wide range of free clubs that run both at lunchtime and after school. Our clubs are led by teachers and teaching assistants from the school and the Trust.

Please visit our club’s page for more information.

We also offer a Breakfast and After School Club that provides parents with the opportunity to drop their children off earlier, and pick them up later.

pupils from cliffe woods primary school perform at the o2 young voices concert

Further Information