Welcome To Ladywood Primary School

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School Hours

What does a day look like?


Start of the day

Our school gates are open between 8:40am and 9:00am. All children enter through the green gate and members from our early help team will always be available outside should you need them. Our school day starts officially at 8:50am and any children who arrive after 9:00am will be marked as late. After the register closes at 9:05am, children who arrive will be marked as having had an unauthorised absence.


Morning lessons

Generally, children learn about Core Subjects in the morning, this includes the following:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Phonics 



Key Stage 1 and Lower Junior breaktimes are at 10:30am and finish at 10:45am.

Upper Juniors breaktimes are at 10:50am and finish at 11:05am.

Children are allowed to eat healthy snacks at this time. These may include fruit, vegetables, rice cakes or breadsticks. Crisps, chocolate, biscuits and popcorn are not permitted.



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00am - KS2

9:45am - Early Years and KS1

2:45pm 2:45am 2:45pm

9:00am - Early Years and KS1

2:40pm - Key Stage 2

Whole School Upper Juniors Lower Juniors Key Stage 1 Whole school
Introduce behaviour or learning focus for the week

Singing Assembly (Hall) - Upper Juniors

Theme Assembly (Classrooms) - Lower Juniors and Key Stage 1)

Singing Assembly (Hall) - Lower Juniors

Singing Assembly - Key Stage 1

Theme Assembly (Classrooms) Early Years and Key Stage 2

Learn, Achieve, Thrive Awards



Lunch is staggered at Ladywood Primary School:

  • Nursery and Reception have their dinner between 11:40am and 12:20pm
  • Year 1 and Year 2 have their dinner between 12:00pm and 1:00pm.
  • Year 3 and Year 4 have their dinner between 12:15pm and 1:15pm.
  • Year 5 and 6 have their dinner between 12:00pm and 1:00pm

Lunchtime games are provided and supervised by our dinner staff. Sports Leaders are on the playground every lunchtime providing games for children to join in with. 



Afternoon lessons

After lunch, children learn about the foundation subjects such as History, Art & Design, PE and Computing. For a full list and further information about our curriculum please use the following link:


End of the day

The school day ends at 3:15pm. Early Years and Key Stage 1 children can be collected from the playground. Upper School children can leave through the green gate. Staff are always available at the end of the day and any children who have not been collected (unless arrangements have been made for them to walk home alone) will be taken to the school office to wait.

We are open for 32.5 hours per week.