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Mendham Primary School

School Day

The children shuold arrive at school in time for registration at 8.30am. 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. There will be a morning activity for the pupils to complete as soon as they enter school. 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

07:45    Breakfast club (optional)

08.30     Doors open to pupils

08.30     Registration and start of lessons

10.00     Morning break

10.15     Morning lessons continue

11.45     Lunch

12.30     Assembly

13.00    Afternoon lessons begin

15.15     End of school

Total hours provided in lessons 30 hours

15.15—16.15 Extended School Club Activity - Monday to Thursday (optional)

16.15—17.00 Extended after school Film club - Fridays(optional)


Lunch payments should be made online on Arbor at the beginning of every week (£12.65p for 1 week). Alternatively you can make a block payment per term. The children have a choice of main meal, jacket potato, cold option or a plant based option at a cost of £2.53 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, 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 variety of wrap-around care for children in years Reception - Year 6. 

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

Breakfast club (7.45-8.30am)               £2.50

Extended School club (3.15-4.15pm)   £3.50

Extended School club (3.15-5pm)         £5.00

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