The School Day

The school day usually starts between 08:30 and 9:00. There is a short mid-morning break at about 10.30am and a lunchtime break at about 12 for up to one hour. Younger children will have a short afternoon break to play outside if the weather is good. 

The afternoon session usually lasts until about 3.20 pm. Check start and finish times with the school.

A typical day in a secondary school will be different from that in a primary school and may start and finish earlier. There will be a morning and a lunchtime break.

Many schools run lunchtime or after school activities. These are activities such as sports, drama, art, dance, music and homework clubs. Some activities are free but you may have to pay for some. Your child’s school will have details of clubs available or you can contact York Family Information Service to find out what is happening in your local area.


York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

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