Welcome to Holy Cross Catholic Primary School!

School Day

The school day is 8.45am (morning registration time) to 3.10pm (official end of the complusory school day) and the total time this amounts to in a week is 32 hours. 

Morning Arrangements

  • All children to enter school through the Carpark and West Gate between 8:30am and 8:45am
  • Pupils arriving earlier than 8.30am should be booked into the breakfast club (Y5-6 pupils who walk to school should be reminded not to arrive before 8.30am)
  • Children to enter the school building from 8:30am to settle quickly to their early morning work.
    • Reception and Year 1 to go into school through The Annexe gate
    • Years 2-6 to go into school through the hall main door
  • Registers will be taken at 8:45am
  • Pupils arriving after 8.45am should report to the school office for registration and explanation
  • 9.00am registers close and late marks issued to any new arrivals

Gate Times

  • Gates will be open at 8.30am and will automatically lock at 8.45am
  • Access between these times will be by buzzer entry and exit, all visitors should report to the main reception on arrival.

Morning break

  • 10:00 - 10:15 am (Years 1-3); 10:15 - 10:30 (Years 4-6)
  • During this time, children may eat a healthy snack from home.

Lunch break

  • 12.15 - 1.00 pm
  • We have two sittings in the hall 12:00 - 12:25 (Years R, 1 & 2); 12:25 - 12:45 (Years 3-6)

School day finishes 3:10pm

We have a variety of after school clubs run by staff and outside coaches which take place at different times during the school year. 

Seashells Early Years Centre offers after-school care off-site.


  • Monday 9:50 -10:15am – Whole School Worship (Led by SLT)
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday10:00 -10:15am – Y4-6 Teacher Led (Classroom based); 10:15-10:30am – Y1-3 Teacher Led (Classroom based)
  • Friday 12:50 -1:10pm – Celebration Worship (CARES Postcards, Birthday Pencils and Good News from the week)