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St Joachim’s Nursery

  • Morning Nursery 8.30 am - 11.30 am
  • Afternoon Nursery 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Fulltime Nursery 8.30 am - 3.30 pm

St Joachim’s Primary

School gate opens at 8.45am – children to file directly into class.
School starts at 8:50am and the register is taken.

Morning Break

KS1/KS2: 10.30-10.45am
Children may bring a snack of fruit. (Reception and KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit each day.)
All children can purchase fruit or a healthy snack from the Fruitilicious Tuckshop.


KS1/R: 11.45 am - 12.45 pm
KS2: 12.15 pm - 1.15 pm

Afternoon Break

KS1/R: 2.00 - 2.10 pm

Wet Play

If raining, children will have wet play in their classrooms where they will have the opportunity to carry out appropriate activities.

School ends at 3.20pm

This equates to 32.5 hours a week.

EYFS children are collected from their classrooms, and KS2 children will be brought to the playground by their teachers to be collected.

After School Clubs run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

School Meals

Lunch times are staggered in Key Stage 1 and 2 to allow the children to have sufficient time to eat their lunch and plenty of space to play. Duty teachers and Midday Assistants supervise the lunch break.

Lunches are cooked on site providing nourishing and well-balanced meals with a choice of both first and second courses. These are available for all children. whose parents wish them to have a cooked meal.

Please click on the link to view the School menu.

Alternatively parents may provide their child with a healthy packed lunch in a suitable, labelled box.

Dinner Money

Newham is currently piloting a scheme where all children at primary school are entitled to a free meal.