Swanton Abbott Community Primary School

The School Day

The School Day


08.00 Breakfast Club

08:40 Gates open for all children

08:55 Registration

10:40 – 10:55 Breaktime

12:00 – 13:00 Lunchtime

15:15 End of School Day


Children can arrive at school at 8.40 am, when the gates are opened, usually by the Headteacher, and go straight into class. Parents are not able to enter the school building at this time, so if you have an urgent message for your child’s class teacher, please speak to a member of the office team. Parents are responsible for their child’s safety until they enter the school building.  Cars should be  parked in the sign posted carpark at the top of Church Lane   Please do not park cars along the road or at the top of the public footpath in front of the school.  Parents with reduced mobility should contact the school office for a disabled parking space allocation on the staff car park.

Children should be closely supervised on the school car park by the Church.

Families may use the public footpath to access the school, however, children are not supervised by staff until they enter the school building at 8.40 am.


Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is available from 08:00 am where children are offered a choice of breakfast cereals or toast. Places need to be booked in advance and are charged at £3.00 per child, per day. Children must arrive before 08:15 in order to allow enough time to eat breakfast. This facility is intended to support working parents and is limited in capacity.  



At break, all children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are supplied with a range of free fruit.