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School Day Information

Emergency Planning for Closure

On occasion the school may have to close in case of emergency or severe weather. We will endeavour to send out a message via ParentMail but you can also check this website.

School Opening Times 

Lumbertubs school day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15pm Monday to Friday.

Registration is taken at 8:45am. Any children arriving after this time will be classed as late. 

This is our usual school day totaling 32.5 hours per typical week.

Gates will be open from 8:35-8:45 in the morning and reopened at 3:05pm for the end of the day.


Breakfast Club 

Breakfast club is open from 8:00 until the start of the school day.

Breakfast is served until 8:25, after this the children can take part in different activities including gardening or ICT.

The children can enjoy a wide range of cereals or toast with different spreads. Fresh juice and fruit are also available. On occasion we offer yoghurts and sometimes different hams and cheeses. 

All children must have a health questionnaire filled out and book their place before they can attend. 

Breakfast club is run by Mrs McGuffick and Mrs Wootton, who are first aid trained and hold a food hygiene certificate. 

The cost of breakfast club is £2 per day or £8 per week with prices being slightly different for Pupil Premium children. Please tell us if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium


Lunch Menu 

Lunch at Lumbertubs is provided by Fresh Start Catering. Options include hot and cold meal choices. To book your child's lunch we use a website called Meal Manager, the school office can provide you with a code to get you signed up to order your child's lunches. 


School Attendance

It is essential for your child to attend school every day. When they are absent they are missing important lessons and this has an impact on their learning.


Absence Due to Illness

The school appreciates that children are unwell from time to time and that there can be exceptional circumstances for absences but asks that parents think carefully about keeping their child/ren out of school. There is a strong connection between attendance and achievement at school. Absence is proven to have a significantly negative impact upon a child’s educational attainment and future opportunities in life.  Parents have legal responsibility to make sure that children are in school, on time every day. We rely on parents’ support to make sure that children get to school safely, regularly and on time.


We expect parents to let us know if their child is absent for any reason. Please telephone or leave a voicemail on the main school number 01604 408147 or send a text to the school mobile number 07948 072485. We need to hear from you on the first day of absence and every other day if they are absent for more than 48 hours. We will decide whether the absence is authorised or unauthorised. The school has a legal duty to publish information on the level of authorised and unauthorised absence and to work alongside Educational Welfare Officers to address absence issues.


Absence Due to holiday

If your child is absent due to taking a holiday during school time this absence will be viewed as unauthorised. You will need to collect a holiday form from the office so we are aware of why your child is absent. Further action may be taken by the Education Inclusion Partnership Team in relation to the absence.

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