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The Academy Day

The school gates open at 8.40 am and classroom doors open at 8.50 am.

Lessons start promptly at 9.00 am and run through until 10.30am when the children in Years 1-6 have a break.  We encourage all children to bring a healthy snack and a bottle of water for their break.

Lessons then run from 10.45am until lunchtime:
11.45am – 1pm for EYFS and Year 1
12.00pm – 1pm for Year 2
12.15pm – 1.15pm for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Children can go home for lunch, have a school dinner or bring  a packed lunch in from home.  We also provide packed lunches to order made in school. Please do not bring in hot meals for your children.

The afternoon session begins after lunch and runs through until 3.30pm, it often includes an assembly and a break for KS1 children.

The school day ends at 3.30pm and all children can be collected from their classroom door. However, Reception parents can arrive from 3.20 right through until 3.30pm to enable time to pick up other children from other years.


Lunchtime are special at BPA. We have a wonderful outside space stretching from our westerly MUGA right around the school to the large playing field at the east.  Every lunchtime we have organised sports coaching on the MUGA and Y2 playground. Y3 playground is used for one of our two Crazes of the Week. This may be plate spinning, juggling, bubbles, water painting, chalks, acting on our stage, a disco, bottle flipping or giant games. Y1 have an activity every week, such as bug hunting, hula hoops, parachute games or catch. On the main playground we have a Craze of the Week and a huge playpod where scrap items are used for making dens, pulling crates, playing on keyboards or cable reels, enacting battles with foam, pushing trunkies or rolling tyres. The main field is used for handstands, running, picnics, playground games, rolling down the hills, balancing on the balance beam or hunting in the shrubs. We have a playhouse for those who would prefer to be inside, with loom bands, board games, dressing up, making hats, crafts, playing with donated toys or card games.  This is not a complete list, but the children are engaged and lunchtimes are fun.


Children going home for lunch

Children going home for lunch should arrive back at least 5 minutes before the start of the afternoon session.

Packed Lunches

Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in school. Please remember not to bring any nut products as Begbrook Primary Academy is a nut free school.  When the weather is fine, children Y2 and above  will be encouraged to eat their packed lunches at the picnic tables in our beautiful grounds.

 School Dinners

At Begbrook we offer a range of school dinners cooked on site; Traditional, Vegetarian and Halal.  Our food services are provided by Aspens and menus are changed termly. Please see the the link below for menus and further information about school dinners.

We request that parents pay for their children’s school meals in advance using Tucasi:

Our school meals are provided by Aspens Catering who have an excellent reputation for providing healthy and nutritious meals. Please click here for more information. You will also be able to download their app should you wish.