About Us

Our School Day


The school day begins at 9:00am and finishes at 3:30pm

The Start Of The Day

At Lambley Primary School, punctuality is very important. We encourage children to arrive for our ‘Open Doors at 8:50am so they are settled at 9:00am and ready to get their learning off to a good start. A member of staff supervise the children during their settling in activity  from 8:50am ready for registration  at 9:00am. If you arrive after 9:00am, you will need to accompany your child to the school reception area so that we can ensure they are signed in and registered.


We have a daily Assembly at 9:10am when we gather together for Collective Worship. The exception to this is Fridays when we finish off the week with a 3:05pm special ‘Reach For The Stars’ Assembly celebrating the children’s achievements. In addition to this, we regularly invite parents and carers into school for Achievement Assemblies and Class Assemblies.

Our typical weekly Assembly follows this pattern:

  • Monday- House Assembly & Learning Power Reflection
  • Tuesday- Inspirational Music and Worship
  • Wednesday – Our World Assembly (promoting British Values and The Lambley Way)
  • Thursday- Singing Assembly
  • Friday- Reach for the Stars Assembly

Morning Playtime

Morning Playtime is at 10:30am and last 15 minutes. All of the classes spend this time on the main playground areas, using each of the ‘zones’. They take it in turns to use the Football area or Multi-Sports area.

Lunch Time

Willow and Elm (our Reception and Y1 Classes) begin their lunch at 11:50am when they are led down to the School Hall to sit down for their sandwiches or School Dinner. Once the younger children have finished, they go outside to play. The other classes have their dinner as room becomes available in the Dining Hall and the order of the classes is carried out on a rota basis.

Healthy eating is encouraged at Lambley Primary School and we are proud of achieving the Healthy Schools Gold Award. School Dinners are prepared on the premises by our cook, Rachel Zullo. If children prefer to bring their own packed lunch, these should be brought in a clearly named lunch box. We ask that packed lunches are healthy and nutritious. They should not include sweets or fizzy drinks. Please also note that we are a nut-free school. Good table manners are rewarded with ‘Fine Dining Awards’, stickers and raffle tickets.

Afternoon Break time

The children have a 15 minute afternoon break at 2:10pm. The younger children spend this time in their separate outdoor play area.

Getting To School

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users and it reduces parking difficulties. Alternatively, we have a bike and scooter shelter. If you do need to travel by car, please park with care and consideration, avoiding the area opposite the zigzag lines. Please be aware that the school drive is out of use during school drop off and pick up times, except for vehicles requiring disabled access. The safety of our pupils is of paramount importance.

Please take a look at our Travel Plan (2015).

Lambley Primary School