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The school day

The start and finish and longer day

An average school day at Hope Community School, Sidcup runs from 8.30am - 4.00pm. We have a ‘soft start’ at the beginning  and a ‘soft finish’ at the end of the day to allow flexibility for families to drop their children off but also to create opportunities for parents to interact with classroom staff. The length of the school day gradually increases with each key stage. By extending the length of the school day by 30 minutes we have gained an additional 2.5 hours of curricular time per week, which the average state school does not offer. 

The school day

8.30am – 9.00am Children arrive for soft start

9.00am – 12.00pm Whole school learning

12.00pm – 1.15pm Lunch

1.15pm – 3.00pm Learning for Reception

1.15pm – 3.40pm  Learning for our Years 1-2

3.00pm – 3.30pm Reception class leave during their soft finish

3.40pm – 4.00pm Years 1-2 leave during their soft finish