Long Melford Church of England Primary School

Include, Achieve, Care

School Day and Term Dates

The School Day

8:40am – The doors are opened and children can enter school. Morning activities are set for all children. From Year 1 to Year 6 these activities are often linked to the feedback from the marking of the work from the previous day.

8:55am – Registration

10:20am – 10:35am – Break time

12 noon – 1:00pm – Lunchtime

2.50pm – Collective Worship (assembly) – there is a strong emphasis on Collective Worship in the school. There is a focus on celebrating children’s achievements during Worship once a week.

3:15 – The school day ends.

Parents are asked to collect their children from their classroom doors at the end of the school day.

Children in Y4 and above may walk home alone if written permission has been received by school from parents.


Our school is open for 32.5 hours per week.

Term Dates


Where possible we adhere to Suffolk County Council's suggested term dates for schools in order that we match our local secondary schools as closely as possible.  As a school we also set five days for staff training.  Our dates that are shown on this page have been approved by our Governing Body.