Derwent Primary School

Derwent Lower School

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The school day and other key information

At Derwent Primary the school we have recently introduced staggered drop off and collection times for each class. These staggered times run from 8:45am to 3:15pm, 8:50am to 3:20pm or 8:55am to 3:25pm.  This means that the typical school week is 32.5 hours.  Please follow the link below for a schedule of the staggered timings for each class for 2022-2023.  

Staggered times

Children who arrive after this time must be signed in at the main office. 

Morning break is at 10:40 until 11:00 for Years 1 to 6, with Pre-School and Reception having separate snack breaks. 

Lunchtime is staggered for different classes.  It starts at:

  • 11:45 for Hedgehogs and Squirrels classes (Reception)
  • 11:50 for Caterpillars class (Pre-School class)
  • 12:00 for the rest of the school.

Children come in from lunch at 1pm (except Pre-school whose lunchtime ends at 12:20pm).    

We have a school newsletter that is published each week on a Friday via ParentMail, Class Dojo and the school website and contains lots of information about Derwent including upcoming events.

Every Friday the children can bring in 20p to buy tuck at playtime.

We use ParentMail and Class Dojo as a school to aid communication.  These apps can be downloaded to your mobile phone free of charge and help parents keep up-to-date with the school day and any important information. 

Updated: November 2022