St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

School opening hours

School Hours  - Compulsory Hours

We are open for 32.55 hours a week for Reception and KS1

We are open for  33.20 hours for KS2


Foundation/Key Stage 1Key Stage 2
  • 8.35am to 12.00pm
  • 1pm to 3.10pm
  • 8.35am to 12.00pm
  • 1pm to 3.15pm




Monday- Mission Assembly

Led by Mr McLoughlin, Mission Assemblies are where children listen to the Sunday Gospel reading and have its meaning and importance shared.


Tuesday- Key Stage 2 Assembly

Often led by Phase Leaders, the Key Stage assemblies are an opportunity to focus on a topic the children must be aware of.


Thursday- Key Stage 1 Assembly

Again, a chance for Phase Leaders to discuss areas of school life that are relevant for the younger pupils.


Friday-Gifts of God Assembly

Staff nominate children for a 'Special Mention' where pupils are given a badge in recognition of their efforts in the previous week. Parents are now welcome to this celebration.


Once a week, classes partake in collective worship and share a prayer service. Children will also attend Mass on a Wednesday, with one year group in attendance. On Feast Days, whole school celebreates Mass. 

Morning learning


Maths and English.

Length of lessons are depend on teacher discretion and the content of lessons.  Key Stage One will also have a separate Phonics lesson.


Afternoon Learning


R.E. Taught for 2 1/2 hrs a week (This constitutes 10% of the children's curriculum time)

History/ Geography taught weekly

Science taught weekly

RHE taught in half hour slots

Spanish is taught in half hour slots

Computing is taught in allocated slots

P.E. is taught twice a week.