William Murdoch Primary School operates a ‘soft start’ to the school day with doors opening for pupils at 8.40am every morning so they can work on their number bonds and times tables. All pupils must be in school by 8.50am which is the official start of the school day. Being on time every day is vitally important as it ensures pupils do not miss important learning. The end of the school day is 3.20pm and it is vitally important that all pupils are collected promptly. If a pupil attends an after-school club, they should be collected from the Upper School hall at 4.30pm.

Lower School Times

8.30am Nursery AM start time
8.40am Soft start time for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
8.50am School formally starts
8.50am - 9.30am Assembly/Phonics/SPAG
9.30am - 10.35am Lesson 1
10.35am - 10.50am Break
10.50am - 11.50am Lesson 2
11.30am End of the school day for Nursery AM
12.15pm - 1.10pm Lunch
12.30pm Nursery PM start time
1.10pm - 2.05pm Lesson 3
2.05pm - 3.00pm Lesson 4
3.00pm - 3.20pm Assembly/Story time
3.20pm End of the school day for pupils
3.30pm End of the school day for Nursery PM

Upper School Times

8.40am       Soft start time
8.50am       School formally starts
8.50am - 9.15am       Assembly/Reading/ Basic            Skills
9.15am - 10.20am       Lesson 1
10.20am - 10.35am       Break
10.35am - 11.35am       Lesson 2
11.35am - 12.30pm       Lesson 3
12.30pm - 1.25pm       Lunch
1.25pm - 2.25pm       Lesson 4
2.25pm - 3.20pm       Lesson 5
3.20pm       End of the school day for