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School Times and Procedures

We have a comprehensive guide to how the school runs which you can download here.

A Guide to Lympne School

This should be able to answer any of your questions. If for any reason you find something missing please do let us know.

The School day runs as follows:

7:45am until 8:30am: Breakfast Club

8:30am: The main school gate is opened and children enter through the gate and go through the main pupil entrance which is located on the playground. There is always a member of the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) on the gate and another member of staff by the main entrance to the building. When Year R start there are always additional staff members on the gate to ensure that a smooth handover can be had.

No adults are permitted to come into the building at any time –staff on the gates and the main entrance will always take messages for you. If you need to see a particular member of staff you will need to go to the main office to make an appointment.

If you need an urgent meeting the school will do its upmost to see you as soon as possible, but because of the morning logistics this might not be until later that day or week, or via the phone.

Staff can always be contracted (during working hours 8am – 5pm term time only) by their email addresses which can be found on this website.

8:45am: The gate is closed and any late pupils need to go through the main office entrance.


  • 8:45 8:55am: School starts/Registration.
  • 8:55am – 9:15am: Collective Worship (assembly) (Mon-Thur) Friday it is at 2:40pm. 
  • 9:15am to 10:15am: Session 1
  • 10:15am to 10:35am: Break time for KS1 including fruit and milk.
  • 10:40am to 11:00am: Break time for KS2.
  • 10:40am/11:00am: Session 2
  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Lunch:

YrR+1 have their food first from 12, this is then followed by Yr 2 and 3 at 12:15pm with the rest of the school dinners. Years 4,5 and 6) have lunch from 12:35pm- 1pm.

The school runs Orange Club during lunchtime. The Orange Club is run by Teaching Assistants and Midday Supervisors and is a dedicated space for children to go to at lunchtime if they are having a bad day, if they are upset, or if they find lunchtime hard to cope with. From time to time children are also directed there at lunchtime and some children just like coming.  Children are also treated for First Aid in the Orange Club – by trained First Aiders.


  • 1:00pm to 3:05pm Session 3
  • 1:00- 1:15pm Guided Reading
  • 1:15 – 1:30pm Mental Maths/X tabl
  • 1:30pm – 3:05pm Other subjects
  • 3:10pm: End of the day: School finishes at 3:10 and parents collect their children from the playground.

Staff will only let children go to an adult they recognise and may ask you who you are if they are unfamiliar with you. Please do not be offended we need to make sure that children are being collected and taken home by the right people.

A member of the SLT will also be on the gate in the evening to double check who is leaving with who. This is also a great time to pass on any additional messages.

Gate closes at 3:25pm

Many days there are after school clubs usually until 4:15/4:30pm.

The After School Club runs until 5:45pm.