Our School Day

School day timings

School Closure and Phased Reopening (COVID 19 response arrangements)

Since 20 March 2020, Preshute Primary School will be closed to most pupils until further notice, due to the COVID 19 outbreak. The following pages in this section provide learning packs, other suggested ideas and useful weblinks for our pupils in each year group - and their parents and carers - while our pupils are at home.

With effect from 8 June 2020, the school will be beginning a phased re-opening of the school - initially for Year 6 pupils only. Please refer to recent ParentMail correspondence which will describe the timing and structure of the school day during phased re-opening, as the 'usual' school day timings (below) will be affected.

NEW - Re-opening of School on Wednesday 2nd September - Arrangements

[Please refer to the above letter regarding the arrangements for the re-opening of Preshute Primary School on Wednesday 2nd September, including start times]

The School Day Starts at 9.00am

Pupils are to be in school between 8.45am and 8.55am for a prompt 9.00am start.

The school gates (to the playground and mobile classrooms) and the school door (to the main school) will open at 8.45am. The school gates and main door will be closed at 9.00am. After that time, all children must enter the school by ringing the bell at the main door.

Staggered Lunch System

We are currently operating a "staggered" lunch system - from 12.00pm-1.00pm (Reception and Classes 1-3) and from 12.30pm-1.30pm (Classes 4-6).

Classes R, 1 and 2 will finish at 15:05pm and Juniors (Years 3-6) at 15:10pm. This will ease congestion at the school gate.

Break Times

Provision is made for a fifteen minute break during the morning session for each class, and a similar break during the afternoon session for children in classes 1 and 2, although this is at the teacher’s discretion and is not always taken. Reception children take breaks within their continuous provision times each morning and afternoon, in their classroom and outdoor area.

Approximately twenty-two and a half hours are spent on teaching Years R-2 in a normal week. Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6 receive approximately 25 hours teaching time. These times include daily acts of collective worship and registration.

Collection Arrangements at the End of the Day

Children should be collected at the times shown above unless they are staying on for organised clubs or other activities. Infant children should be collected from the playground. Junior children should also be collected from the playground unless alternative arrangements have been notified in writing by parents to the school.

NEW! Wiltshire Libraries - events calendar for July!

Click here for their calendar of events for the week commencing 6 July 2020.

Click here for a flyer about Author Talk Tuesdays.

Please click here for information about downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks from Wiltshire Libraries.

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 - read 6 books (or more!) over the summer holidays

The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4-11 year olds. Click here for more details

"Ten Pieces at Home" BBC Teach - a perfect way to listen to, enjoy and create music....

Click here for a link to weekly primary school activities on the BBC website which includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity.


Click here for daily shows with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged, brought to you by Pie Corbett, Deputy Mitchell, Ian Rockley and Russell Prue. Just listen and blog. It's live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day....

Other useful documents

Wiltshire Council - Looking after yourself, looking after your children - updated

(Please do refer to this very useful guidance document, published by Wiltshire Council for parents and carers, which recognises the challenges of having children at home whilst you may also be working from home. It provides a useful daily structure for learning, as well as highlighting the importance of looking after your mental health as much as your physical health.)

Contact Us

Preshute Church of England Primary School
High Street, Manton, Wiltshire.

01672 512 754

Head Teacher: Mrs Claire Hann-Perkins

Deputy Head Teacher and SENCO: Mrs Mary Mundy

Admin officer (Reception and Telephone): Mrs Ange Baldock