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Mendham Primary School

Our School Day

The children can arrive any time from 8.45am for registration at 9am. Once your child has settled into school, we encourage them to be independent by hanging up their coat and putting their lunch box and book bag away themselves. 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.

a breakdown of the school day

07:50    Breakfast club (optional)

08.20     Doors open to pupils

08.30     Registration and start of lessons

10.30     Morning break

10.45     Morning lessons continue

12.00     Lunch

13.00     Assembly

13.15     Afternoon lessons begin

14.00     Afternoon Break (at the Class Teacher’s discretion)

14.10     Afternoon lessons continue

15.30     End of school

15.30—16.30 After School Club Activity (optional)

16.30—18.00 Extended after school club (optional)

lunches

Lunch payments should be made online at www.schoolgateway.com at the beginning of every week (£11.50p for 1 week). Alternatively you can make a block payment per term. The children have a choice of main meal, jacket potato or a veggie option at a cost of £2.30 per day.

School dinners are free of charge for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. Our KS1 children are also provided with a portion of fruit or vegetables for morning break.

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

Please do not include any sweets or fizzy drinks in packed lunches.

Due to severe allergies among our students, we are a nut-free school. Please bear this in mind when providing your child with a packed lunch.

transport to and from school

We encourage all children to walk or cycle to school if safely possible as there is not a lot of roadside parking around the school. 

If you do drive to school, please be considerate of driveways and road entrances. There is a small village car park not far from the school and we would encourage parents to use this if possible.

If you live more than three miles from School, you may qualify for free home-to-school transport. Please contact the Suffolk Passenger Transport team online at www.suffolkonboard.com/school-travel, by telephone on 0345 606 6173, or write to them at Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX.  

Extended Schools Clubs

We offer a verity of wrap around care for children in years Reception - Year 6. 

Please book session in advance via School Gateway to insure your child has a place for each session.

Sessions

Times

Price

Early Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

7:45-8:20am

8:00-8:20am

£2.00p

£1.50p

After School Club

3:30-4:30pm

£2.00p

Extended School Club

3:30-6:00pm

£5.00p

Film Club (Fridays Only)

3:15-5:00pm

£3.00p

If your child enters the Extended School slot a standard fee of £5.00 will be charged, regardless of pick-up time.