School day

We try hard to ensure that every minute counts during our school day.  Registration is at 8.45am and the day ends at 3.45pm (Fridays 3pm).

There is an outline below of a typical school day at Ark Byron. Please note that specific subjects and lesson timings can vary for the different year groups.


8:35  Academy Gates Open (pupils can come into class from this time to start activities until the bell goes and registration takes place)
8:45 Registration/Assembly
8:50 Lessons: Maths or Literacy
9.35 Break
9.50 Lessons: Phonics and Literacy or Maths
from 11.45         

Lunch in the Hall then play outside


All pupils in Reception - Year 2 have a free lunch cooked fresh daily in school. Pupils from Year 3 pay for the school lunch unless the family is eligible for free school meals.

12.50 Lessons continue:Handwriting/spelling/ reading

Reception: Topic learning covering all Reception curriculum areas.  Year 1-3: Science/Humanities/Art/Music/Computing/Personal, Social and Health Education/Philosophy. During the afternoon children go outside for break.

  (on Mondays in Reception, Tuesdays in Year 2, Wednesdays in Year 1, Thursdays in Year 3 the children have an afternoon of PE and languages)

End of school day/After-school clubs start


16:45 or 17:00 After-school clubs finish