Victoria Avenue, Manchester, Lancashire, m45 6DP


Whitefield Community Primary School

Our School Day


School Opens 

The school doors open at 8.45am and close at 3.15pm. Registration is from 8.50am to 8:55am where the children will undertake Early morning work linked to basic skills. Any child arriving after 8.55am is classed as late. Children will need to enter school via the main school office where the adult will need to sign the child in and provide reason for the late. 

Lates are tracked as part of our Attendance policies on a weekly basis. 


Morning playtimes

All children from Nursery-Y6 have a morning playtime which lasts for 15 minutes.

Children in Nursery and Reception have a separate playground to children in other year groups, and at their play times, this is used exclusively by EYFS. 



Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have their lunch at 11:45am and their break ends at 12.45pm. Children in Y3-Y6 begin their break at 12.15pm and their break ends at 1.10pm.


Afternoon playtimes:

Children in Nursery and Reception have access to outdoor provision throughout the school day. 

Children in KS1 have an afternoon playtime which lasts for 15 minutes. 



We offer a daily assembly, following the below overview: 

  • Monday: Headteacher assembly 
  • Tuesday: Singing Assembly 
  • Wednesday: PSHE assembly
  • Friday: Celebration Assembly with Mrs Dickson and parents

Please join us for our CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY every Friday @ 9.00am. We will text and invite you if your child has won a certificate. 

We host class assemblies in celebration of the learning that has taken place throughout the year on a rota, you will be invited to your child's class assembly by your child's class teacher.


Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents and carers. If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. You are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know via informing the school office. This avoids any confusion or upset. All messages regarding changes should be sent directly via the main school office on 0161 766 2852.

Only children in year 5 or 6, with written permission from a parent/carer are able to walk to and from school unaccompanied.

Class Dojo is not used other than to share information, during normal periods of operation. Class teachers will not reply to or see messages you send them.

Breakfast Club

Offering a quality start to the day. We are proud to be partners with Greggs breakfast; offering the very best in cereals; Porridge and Fresh Fruit Juice, along with many other choices…..  All children are entitled to attend Breakfast Club, which starts at 7:45am. Children will be supervised until they are taken to class at 8.45am. Breakfast Club is free of charge for all families, for children from Reception to Y6. 

For information on how to book a place at Breakfast Club, please contact the main school office on 0161 766 2852. 


Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option, we are proud to be partners with Walk for Our World! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely and with careful consideration and respect of the school community.  

The school car park is not open to parents and is for exclusive use of staff. Please speak to the Headteacher if you require access due to specific needs or circumstances, including disabled access.