School Life

A key aspect at Manor Lodge is our strong sense of community.  This is encouraged through allowing children a say about what is going on in their school from voting for School Council to being on the Eco Team.

The School Day

Pupils are allowed into classrooms from 8.20am but the school opens at 8.00am with an Early Birds Club, held in the hall. This is to enable parents to drop off their children at a more suitable time for them, or to accommodate siblings of pupils required for clubs or instrumental music lessons from 8.00am. The Early Birds Club is supervised by a teacher and a teaching assistant.

A Typical School Day at Manor Lodge

8.00am Children may wait in hall
8.20am All teaching staff are in form rooms
8.20-8.35am Registration
8.40am Assembly (Monday and Friday)
House/Singing Assembly (Wednesday)
Infant/Junior Assembly (Thursday)
Lessons begin (Tuesday)
9.00am Lessons begin (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday)
9.15am Lessons begin Friday
10.00am-10.20am Morning Break
12.00pm – 12.55pm Infant Lunch
12.30pm – 1.25pm Junior Lunch
1.05pm Infant lessons begin
1.35pm Junior lessons begin
3.10pm End of school day for Nursery and Infants
3.40pm End of school day for Juniors
3.10pm – 3.40pm/4.30pm Clubs and Activities (Infants/Juniors)

Lunch break is staggered for different year groups in our purpose built dining hall.  Children eating school dinners sit together with children having packed lunch to encourage interaction.

The Infant Department day finishes at 3.10 pm and the Junior Department at 3.40pm. Some after-school activities and sports fixtures may continue to 4.30pm or later as advised by the P.E. Department. Children in the Infant Department may wait in the Late Room from 3.10 to 3.40pm to wait for older siblings, by prior arrangement.

From Year 1 children may attend Tea Club from 3.10pm for Infants and 3.40pm for Juniors until 5pm at the latest. Junior pupils may attend Homework Club on Monday to Thursday from 3.40pm to 4.30pm. A small charge is made for both of these clubs and Tea Club must be booked in advance.