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The School Day

School Hours

Morning: 8.50 am to 12.10 pm
Afternoon:  1.00 pm to 3.00 pm


If your child is absent from school for any reason, please inform school by telephone straight away. The school staff will have to contact you if we have not heard from you about absence from school – this we call ‘First Call’. This may be by phone or text. We have had occasions where children have set off from home but have not arrived at school. We therefore ring you in the interests of your child’s security. Please send a letter with your child when they return to school after a period of absence.

Leave of absence forms can be obtained from the school office. Please provide as much supporting evidence for your request. All requests will require authorisation and may require a meeting with the Executive Headteacher. 

Safety Before and After School

At 8.40 a.m. children will be escorted by a teacher into school. We cannot accept responsibility for children before 8.40 a.m.

In order to avoid unnecessary congestion and danger please leave and collect your children at the school gates. Parking is not permitted on the yellow lines or in the staff car park

Morning Break and Lunchtime Arrangements

We promote a healthy eating break! Fruit and vegetables are on sale at 30p.

School Meals cost £2.50 per day (£12.50 per week). Payments for lunches must be made electronically online via We are unable to accept payment by cash or cheque.

Packed lunches may be brought in a lunch box.

More information on school meals can be found in the School Catering section on the North Yorkshire County Council Website

You can also find information about free school meals on the North Yorkshire County Council Website

After School Activities

We have after school activities for football, netball, athletics, cricket, golf, rounders (according to interest and time of year).  School netball and football teams compete in local tournaments. 

What our children will experience every day

At Wavell Junior School we encourage a creative, flexible and enriched curriculum which meets the interests, needs and preferences of every child. This means that routines, structures and approaches will sometimes vary. We know that such an approach will benefit the attainment and achievement of all pupils however we do not want to lose sight of the fact that some elements of learning and teaching are so important that children should experience them on a daily basis.


On a daily basis our children will:- 

  • be welcomed warmly
  • feel safe and secure
  • be given time to reflect
  • produce some writing
  • focus on phonics/spellings
  • practise handwriting
  • have time to read
  • experience good quality literature
  • be given opportunity to learn outdoors
  • experience music
  • practise counting
  • practise tables or other prerequisite games
  • get some exercise
  • engage in free and constructive play
  • join an act of worship
  • experience ICT

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