Hornchurch Academy Trust

The School Day

We have high expectations of attendance and punctuality and expect your child to arrive promptly at the start of the school day. 

Any pupil arriving at school after the official start of the school day is recorded as late and will be monitored by the senior staff in school and the Academy.

Please collect your child/children on time at the end of the school day. All late collections are monitored by senior staff and the Academy.

Our gates open at 8.45am and the school day ends at 3.30pm. This meets the government requirement of 32.5 hours per week.​

The school day is divided into two sessions:

Year 3 and Year 4 - Morning:  08:55am - 12:15pm     Afternoon: 1:15pm – 3:30pm

Year 5 and Year 6 - Morning:  08:55am - 12:00pm     Afternoon: 1:00pm - 3:30pm 

The school day is arranged as follows:

Gates Open 08:45am
Registration 08:55am - 09:05am
Lessons 09:05am - 10:30am
Assembly 10:30am - 10:45am
Break 10:45am - 11:00am
Lessons 11:00am - 12.00/12:15pm

Y3&4: 12.15 - 1.15pm

Y5&6: 12:00 - 1:00pm


Y5&6 - 1.00pm

Y3&4 - 1:15pm

Lessons 1.00/1:15pm - 3:30pm

Any child who is late must report to the School Office with their parent.