Morning session 8:45am - 12 noon ( although children being transported, leave at 8.40am)
Afternoon session 1:00pm - 3:15pm


The school day begins at 8.45am.   At Spennithorne, the school playground is supervised by a member of staff  from 8.35am, ten minutes prior to the commencement of school and it should be understood that children will not be supervised in the playground before that time. At Middleham, the doors open at 8.35am and children come into school as soon as they arrive. Members of staff are always on the premises well before the start of school and should a pupil need assistance, he/she must come into school and contact a member of staff.

For those being transported from their registered school to their teaching school via the school bus, at the present moment, the bus leaves Middleham at 8.40am. Those children need to meet a staff member for registration onto the bus at the front of the school. The bus will only wait for the  other children transported by the county buses. If a child is late,  they will need to make their own way to Spennithorne.

At Spennithorne, those taking the bus, enter into the school hall at 8.45 and are registered. They are then escorted by a staff member  to to bus. These children arrive at Middleham just before 9am.

We ask that children arrive at school ready to begin their day at 8.45.  Punctuality is very important as not only does it set standards, but important information sharing and teaching often takes place in the first session of the day.

During the morning session there is a 15 minute break.

Weekly taught time, excluding registration, breaks and the daily act of worship are as follows:

25 hours (5 hours per day)

Children should not arrive before 8:35am as there is no supervision provided. Parents should be aware that they are responsible for their own child's safety up until that time.

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Welcome to Middleham Church of England (Voluntary Aided) Primary school. We are proud of our small school which caters for children aged from 4 – 11 years old.

We work hard to create an environment that nurtures the whole child and allows them to grow in all aspects of their personality.

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