St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together as one family

Opening Times

The School Day


The morning session begins at 8.55am.


Children can arrive at school from 8.45am. Reception,Year 1 and Year 2 are supervised in Whinlatter Class. Year 3 and 4 are supervised in Blencathra Class. Year 5 and 6 are supervised on the top playground. Responsibility cannot be accepted for children arriving at school before 8.45am, so please do not send children to school before this time.


There is a morning break from 10.45 - 11.00am.


Lunch is available from:

12.00 - 1.15pm                Reception, Years 1 & 2                       Key Stage One (Infants)

12.15 -1.15pm                 Years 3,4,5,&,6                                     Key Stage Two (Juniors)  


The Afternoon Sessions finish at :                                            3.15pm for Robinson Room

                                                                                                      3.20pm for Blencathra Class and Skiddaw Class



Excluding time allocated for Registration and a Daily Act of Worship, the time available for teaching is:


Key Stage 1                                                                                22 hours 30 minutes   

Key Stage 2                                                                                25 hours