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Please refer to this page for details about how the school is organised and the school day under normal circumstances.

School Day

For all classes except the Nursery, the classroom gates open at 08.40 and the classroom doors at 08.45, with the school day begining at 09.00.  In the Nursery class, the day begins at 09.00 and the children learn all morning until 12.00.

Morning assemblies are held at 09.15 if the community is invited to attend, but 10.15 for other assemblies.   

The children in  Y1 to Y6 have a morning break at 10.40 and lunch at 12.00 and 12.10.

For full time learners, the school day ends at 15.20, with the option of some school clubs running to 16.15 or 16.30.

The school also runs wrap around care in Pegasus Club; the Breakfast Club runs from 08.00 and the After SChool Club until 18.00.  Find out more about this offering here.

School Organisation

Since opening in 1967, Robert Sandilands Primary and Nursery has been a maintained co-educational school for children aged 3 - 11 years. Currently, our standard admission number is 30, although we have a larger cohort of up to 60 children in Year Six.

The school consists of a four phases of education: EYFS, KS1, Lower Juniors and Upper Juniors.  We have 9 classes that are chronologically grouped; generally two in each phase with the exception of the Upper Juniors, where there are three.  These classes work very closely together, learning about the same topics and sharing the same experiences. 


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

UNICORN - Foundation One or Nursery (age 3 to 4)

GRIFFIN - Foundation Two or Reception (age 4 to 5)


Key Stage One (KS1)

WYVERN - Year One (age 5 to 6)

PHOENIX - Year Two (age 6 to 7)


Key Stage Two (KS2) - Lower Juniors

HYDRA - Year Three (age 7 to 8)

KRAKEN - Year Four (age 8 to 9)


Key Stage Two (KS2) - Upper Juniors

MANTICORE - Year Five (age 9 to 10)

CENTAUR - Year Six (age 10 to 11)


For more information about these classes, please see the 'Classes' area of the website. 

For particular details about our Nursery facility, please also refer to the specific Nursery section within the 'About Us' tab.

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