Welcome to
The Crucible Federation

The School Day


School Opening & Closing Times


Nursery (FS1) School Day   Main School Day  
Morning session opens 8.30am                                          Morning Registration 8.50am
Morning session closes 11.30am 15 minute break 10.30am
    Reception (FS2) Lunch 11.30am - 12.30pm
Afternoon session opens 12.00pm KS1 Lunch 11.45pm - 12.30pm
Afternoon session closes 3.00pm KS2 (Years 2, 3 & 4) Lunch 11.45pm - 12.30pm
    KS2 (Years 5 & 6) Lunch 12.30pm - 1.15pm
    15 minute break (KS1 only) 2.15pm
    End of school day - Reception 2.50pm
    End of school day - rest of school 3.00pm



Total Teaching Time per Week

The following information relates to the time spent in lessons each week.  It excludes breaks, registration and assemblies.


Nursery                                      15 hrs per week

Key Stage 1 (KS1)                      21 hrs 30 mins per week

Key Stage 2 (KS2)                      23 hrs per week




The classroom doors open at 8.45 am. Children should not arrive at school before 8.40am as they will not be supervised.

There is no parking in the school grounds and the gates are locked to ensure the children’s safety. However, there are two car parking spaces for the use of parents who are dropping / collecting children with disabilities, with prior arrangement with the school. Parents are encouraged to walk to the school in order to reduce congestion and to create a safer environment around the school.

We ask that, if parking in the vicinity of the school, consideration is shown for our neighbours, who require access to their properties at all times.