The school day for pupils totals 32.5 hours per week. We are compliant with the statutory 32.5 hours of school time required September 2024.

At Whinstone we have staggered start and finish times. This is to reduce congestion in corridors and on the playground, and crucially enables staggered playtimes and lunchtimes to give maximum space to play without compromising lesson length.

  • Pre-School: 8.55am – 11.55am and 12.25pm – 3.25pm
  • Reception, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2, Upper Key Stage 2 : 8.45am – 3.15pm

All children in Reception and Key Stages 1 & 2 have a one-hour lunch break. Pre-school have a 30 minute lunch break.