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St Bernards Catholic

Our School Day

The school gates open at 8.45am and are locked again at 8.55am

School begins at 8.55am and finishes at 3.30pm. We are committed to developing punctuality as an essential life skill. If children arrive after 9:10 am they will be marked in the register as unauthorised absence.

Morning Break

Reception and KS1: 10.30 – 10.45 am

KS2: 10.45 – 11.00 am


Reception and KS1: 12.00 – 12.45pm

KS2: 12.45 – 1.30pm

Children in KS1 also have a 10 minute afternoon break

Holidays during Term Time

New Government regulations came into force in September 2013. Schools are unable to authorise any holidays taken during term time. If there are ‘exceptional circumstances’ the Governors and Head will agree the number of days leave but a meeting must take place and it must be ‘exceptional circumstances’. Term time holidays will be unauthorised and may include penalty notices of £60 per child (£60 if paid within 21 days and £120 if paid within 28 days).

Breakfast Club

Shine are in every morning running breakfast clubs for the children from 7.45 until 8.50. Our healthy breakfast consisting of toast, cereal, fruit and juice which, coupled with a range of activities for the children to enjoy, will provide your children with a great start to their day.

Parents should book your children onto the session before the activity starts online here and drop your children off with the Shine coaches in the morning so they can be safely delivered to the session.

 Thanks, The Shine Team