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Opening Times

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some adaptations to our school day so that each Year Group can operate as a self-contained 'Bubble'.


What will class groups be liked?


  • School will operate with year group bubbles with contact between year groups avoided as much as is at all possible;
  • Children and adults may move between classes within each year group;
  • Government guidelines allow for adults to move between bubbles but we will avoid this unless there are no other alternatives.


What will the start and end of the day look like?


We will have a staggered start and end to the day to help minimise the number of adults on site. We will use our existing house teams (Earth, Water, Air & Fire) so that parents with more than one child in school can drop them off together.



Classroom doors open

Start of day

End of day

Earth & Water

8.40 am

8.45 am

3.00 pm

Air & Fire

8.55 am

9.00 am

3:15 pm


In the interests of safety, we would politely request that you drop your child off promptly.


Where and when will the children eat their lunches?


Year group

School cooked hot meals

Home packed lunches





Infant Hall

Infant Hall

Year 1

Dining Hall

Dining Hall

Year 2

Dining Hall

Dining Hall

Year 3

Junior Hall (1st sitting)


Year 4

Junior Hall (2nd sitting)


Year 5

Junior Hall (1st sitting)


Year 6

Junior Hall (2nd sitting)



  • Children in Nursery and Reception will have their lunch break between 11.30 am & 12.30 pm
  • Children in Years 1, 3 & 5 will have their lunch break between 11.45 am & 12.45 pm.
  • Children in Years 2, 4 & 6 will have their lunch break between 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm.


Please note, if your child is in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) and you would like them to have a hot meal you will need to commit to them having a school dinner every day for at least the half-term. You can opt-out of this if you would like but no new hot dinner slots will be released until the start of each half-term.


Is before and after-school 'wraparound' care available?


Busy Bees Before and After-School Club will be running daily (Monday to Friday) in our Dining Hall from Monday 14th September 2020.


  • The morning session operates between 8.00 to 8.45 am
  • The afternoon/evening session operates between 3.15 and 5.30 pm


To book a place for your child in Busy Bees please visit

For more information about Busy Bees please call the school office on 01603 625721 or email


Please note: The following information relates to the school day before the COVID-19 pandemic and is not currently accurate. It is here for reference only. 


Bignold Primary School day (Reception to Year 6): 8.50 am-3.15 pm

NB: we do offer a ‘soft start’ to the day with classroom doors opening from 8.40 am


Lunchtime: Reception: 12.00-1.10, Year 1: 12.10-1.10, Year 2-6: 12.15-1.15


Preschool: Morning session: 8.30 am - 11.30 am, Afternoon session: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm


Nursery (15 hour) : Morning session: 8.30 am - 11.30 am, Afternoon session: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm


Nursery (30 hour): 8.00 am - 6.00 pm including during the main school's holidays


Busy Bees Before and After School Club: Before School: 8.00 am - 8.50 am, After School: 3.15 pm - 6.00 pm