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St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School

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St Botolph's Church of England Primary School


Extension of our school day: September 2022

From September 2022 we will be extending our school day by 20 minutes. 

In March, the Department for Education released its white paper setting out its vision for schools. In it they set the expectation for a new minimum school week of 32.5 hours to be in place by September 2023.  Whilst this will not be statutory, it will be checked by Ofsted and is very much expected. 

Currently at St Botolph’s, our school week is 1 hour and 40 minutes below the minimum set out in the white paper.  The school day will therefore finish at 3:20pm from September, there will be no change to the morning arrangements.

Current school day

School day September 2022 onwards

08:40 gates open

08:50 school day officially starts

15:00 school day ends


08:40 gates open

08:50 school day officially starts

15:20 school day ends









I realise that this means our finish time may mean changing arrangements to picking up your children which is why we are letting you know with plenty of warning.  Nene Park Academy are aware of the changes.

Best wishes,

Rachel Rayner