Please also check our statutory information page.

The School Day

The partnership between the child, home and school is very important. Working together, we can offer your child the best opportunities to develop as a learner. We aim for excellence and enjoyment in learning, so that children will engage actively in all that they do. It is in this way that we hope to establish the foundations for enquiring minds to continue developing when they leave our school.

school day 1
The school has a start time of 8:45 and finish time of 3:30.

Foundation Stage and
Key Stage 1

(Reception, Years 1&2)

Key Stage 2

(Years 3,4,5 and 6)

Early drop off club

Playground open from

Children go into class




8:45 am


Morning teaching session 1

09:00 to 11.00

Morning break

11.00 to 11.15

Morning teaching session 2

11.15 to 12:15

Lunch followed by collective worship 1.15-1.30pm 12:15-1.15 12:15-1.15
Afternoon teaching session 1 1:30to 2:30 1:30 to 3:30
Daily Mile / Get active – approximate time, weather permitting 2:30 to 2:45

2:30 to 2:45

Afternoon teaching session 2 2:45 to 3:30 2:45 to 3:30
End of Day



If you are driving to the school, please do not park on the side of the road near the playground and consider our neighbours by not blocking their access. As soon as a member of staff is on duty, please “drop and go”, this will avoid traffic congestion.

Ethos & Values

Our aims and vision pages give a flavour of our ethos and values.

Arriving for school:

Children go straight into class at 8.45am

Teachers and Mrs Gardener are  usually in the playground before school so can often  answer quick questions.

School lunches:

Children can order their meal with the register in the morning, from a 3 week rolling meno. All payments through the parent cashless app.

Friday Collective Worship and Celebration Assembly

Details about collective worship are here.

Family/community Church Services:
Parents and carers are welcome to attend.

Friday collection for Zakia:
The children may take small coins into school for the collection for Zakia (a child who lives in Bangladesh whom we sponsor through World Vision).

House badges

All children are expected to wear their house colour badges every day.

Bad Weather

If the weather is so bad that it is dangerous, listen to the local radio or log in to Norfolk County Council for information concerning school closures.


Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

Sandringham and West Newton Primary School
School Road, West Newton, Norfolk, PE31 6AXUnited Kingdom01485 540506

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