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Goffs Oak Primary and Nursery School

Believe, Achieve, Care

School Life

The information published on this page, covers the following areas:

  1. Timing of the school day
  2. Illness and injury
  3. School meals
  4. Fruit, water and healthy snacks
  5. Knowing what your child is learning


08.50 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Reception and Key Stage 1
08.50 a.m. –  12.15 p.m.
1.15 p.m. –    3.15 p.m.

Break Time (Key Stage 1 & 2)
10.20 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.
Afternoon break flexible for KS1

Key Stage 2
08.50 a.m. – 12.25 p.m.
1.15 p.m.  –   3.15 p.m.

The doors open at 8.45 a.m. and are closed at 08.55 a.m.
Please ensure your child arrives by 08.55am to avoid being marked as late.
Teachers will assume responsibility for children from 8.45am


  • In line with County guidance, this school does not routinely administer medicine to children.  Children with a chronic condition, such as asthma will be allowed their necessary medication, which must be clearly labelled with the child’s name and dosage instructions.  In line with County policy, older children will be encouraged to be responsible for managing their own inhalers.
  • If your child has been prescribed a course of medicine (e.g antibiotics), you may, by arrangement with the Headteacher/School Office come to school to administer it. Please notify us if your child has had any medication before coming to school.  This is for safety and welfare reasons.
  • If your child has received any injury or treatment, which has necessitated stitches, or a limb being put in plaster you must consult the Headteacher before s/he returns to school.
  • Children with infectious illnesses must be cleared by a doctor before returning to school.  We would appreciate being informed as soon as possible of any infectious illness as it occurs.  This is especially important in cases of Rubella (German Measles).
  • Children who have been absent with diarrhoea and/or vomiting must not return until at least 24 hours after the last episode; 48 hours in a serious outbreak.


Children in KS2 are welcome to bring in a piece of fruit to eat at playtime. Toast is also available to KS2 children on a daily basis for 20p a slice.
Children in EYFS and KS1 receive a free piece of fruit each day. All children from Nursery to Y6 are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school every day.


Our school lunches are cooked on the premises.  Vegetarian meals and special diets are available on request.  You should send money on a Monday for the week in a clearly labelled tin, purse or envelope. Alternatively, you may pay for the half term.  Children may bring a packed lunch to eat.  If you wish your child to change from one arrangement to the other you must give at least 2 weeks notice in writing.
Children are supervised during the lunch hour by paid supervisors. Our supervisory assistants are an important part of the school team.  More information can be found here 



We use Tapestry in the Early Years and SeeSaw in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. On these platforms parents will get an insight into the learning in the classroom. We ask all parents to sign a code of conduct form to use these medias appropriately. For years 1-6 we hold a parents evening in Autumn and Summer and a formal written report in Spring term. Early Years have a Parent's evening in Autumn and Spring and a written report in Summer term. 

If at any time you would like to speak about your child's progress, please make an appointment to see the class teacher.