Frequently Asked Questions

Organisation of the School Day:-

What time do pupils start lessons?

Foundation Unit and KS1 lessons begin at 9am when the bell rings. 

KS2 pupils are collected from the playground to be in class by 8.55am when lessons begin.

What happens if my child arrives after 9am?

Any child arriving from 9am onwards should be brought to the main reception by an appropriate adult to sign the 'Late Book'.  If your child is attending a medical appointment please ensure a member of the office staff is informed and an appointment card or letter provided.

What time is lunchtime?

Reception and KS1 have their lunch between 12 noon and 1.15pm.

KS2 have their lunch between 12.25pm and 1.25pm.

What time in playtime?

Playtime for the whole school is between 10.40am and 11am.

When do Assemblies take place?

Assemblies take place each week.  On Monday at 2.50pm there is a whole school assembly in the school hall.  On Wednesday at 2.55pm there is a good work/behaviour assembly.  At this Assembly Headteacher's Awards and Attendance Certificates are distributed.

Does the school operate a Breakfast Club or an After School Club?

Yes.  The school operates an after school club until 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.  Please see 'wrap around care' under 'Our School- Wrap Around Care'  for a booking form and more details.

What happens in the event of emergency closure of the school?

Please see the attached emergency procedures.



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St Austin's RC Primary School

Heath Street
St Helens

Main Contact: Contact Mrs P Wade, Headteacher

Tel: 01744 678000
Fax: 01744 678005