Opening Times

08:00 Breakfast Club opens

08:40 School gate opens

08:50 School begins / gate shut

12:00 Nursery am session ends

12:00 Nursery pm session begins

12.00 - 1.00 Reception Class lunchtime

12:15 -13.10 KS 1&2 lunchtime 

13:10 Afternoon school begins KS 1&2

15:00 Nursery Class finish

15:00 Gate unlocked

15:20 Reception - Year 6 finish

17:30 After School Club closes


Honiton Primary provides an enriching timetable that offers its pupils 32.5 hours of time in school each week. This equates to 6.5hrs per day. This ensures it aligns with the Government's (forthcoming) expectations of time pupils should spend in school each week, learning. This is, however, a minimum, as with tutoring and after school clubs this offer then extends further than the timetabled day for many. 


Children should not arrive at school before 8:40am as no supervision is provided before this and the entrance gate remains locked. A member of SLT is out on the main playground every morning from 8.40 a.m. until the school gate closes for the start of the school day. On very wet mornings children can come straight into their classrooms from 8.40 a.m. Singing in the Rain should be playing in the playground on wet mornings to let children know that they can go straight into class.


Foundation and Key Stage One children should be brought directly to their classrooms at the beginning of the day and collected from it at the end of the day/session. Please use the classroom outside doors and do not walk through the building. It is the parents’ decision as to whether the child can be met by an older sibling at the end of the day, or in the case of Key Stage Two children if they are allowed to walk home alone or with friends.


Bus Children

Children travelling on the Dunkeswell bus are supervised from the bus to school each morning and from school to the bus at the end of each day. All children are checked against a bus register in their classes each morning and again by the bus escorts at the end of school. There is also currently an escort on the bus each day, provided by the school.