The School Day

The school day begins at 8:50am for all children. However, the school gates/doors will be opened from 08:40am for the children to file into class. The school day ends for everyone at 3:20pm - children from Reception to Y4 will be dismissed through their classroom doors. Children in Y5 and Y6 will be dismissed by their teachers at the top of the yard nearest to the play park. Please visit the 'Year Zones' to find timetables for each year group.


Reception children don't have a designated playtime on the school yard, as they have continuous access to their very own outdoor area that is open for the majority of the school day.  Reception children go for their lunch at 11:30 and Reception staff eat with the children in our dining hall.  The afternoon session starts at 12:30pm. Reception's school day ends at 3:20pm.  

Key Stage One

Children in Years One and Two have play time from 10:30 until 10:45 each day.  For Year One, lunch time begins at 11:45 and the afternoon session starts at 12:45.  Children in Year Two have lunch from 12:00 and begin their afternoon session at 1:00.

Key Stage Two

Children in Years Three to Six have play time from 10:45 until 11:00 each day.  Year Three's lunch time begins at 12:15 and Years Four to Six begin their lunch at 12:30.  The afternoon session for Years Three to Six starts at 1:10.

School Meals

If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or 2 they are entitled to a free school meal.

The price of a school meal for pupils in Years 3 - 6 will be £2.30 per day.

Click below for more information on our school meals and to view the menu.

Reception 47

School Uniform

All children are expected to wear the George Washington Primary School uniform.

This consists of the following items:

  • Grey or black skirt or trousers
  • Gold or maroon polo shirt
  • Maroon sweatshirt or cardigan embroidered with the school logo
  • Black shoes - slip-on or velcro fastenings are preferable
  • Yellow summer dress - optional in warmer weather

The following items are also available to buy, however these are not essential.

  • School coat (maroon with logo)
  • Fleece jacket (maroon with logo)
  • Knitted hat (with logo)

All children are provided with a George Washington Primary School book bag when they start school.

PE Kit

  • navy or black shorts
  • plain white t-shirt
  • black plimsolls

All school uniform items can be purchased from Little Gems (Washington Galleries) or on their website which you can access through the link below.

Alternatively, unbranded items of uniform in the school colours may be purchased from local supermarkets.

Assembly 15