Consultation Document – Proposal for the Changes in School Session Times

Consultation Document – Proposal for Changing of Session Times for St. Gabriel’s RC Primary School

These changes are proposed to be in effect from the start of the Autumn term of the School Year 2019/20.


  • To have greater alignment with local primary schools.
  • Enable wider school to school working for teaching staff with local schools after the school day.
  • Further develop the opportunities for staff professional learning, as required by the new Professional Standards for Teachers and Teaching Assistants, particularly with the move towards the new curriculum for Welsh education and providing the best educational experiences for our pupils.

The proposal is:

Breakfast club to run from 8:15 am to 8:45 am.

Gates to be opened at 8:45 am and children can proceed straight into their classes, with their teachers, from this point.

Formal school day begins at 8:55 am – all children to be in classes at this time for registers.

12.15 pm – lunch time for Foundation Phase (for a duration of 50 minutes, this still includes the same amount of time for eating).

12.30 pm – lunch time for KS2 (for a duration of 50 minutes, this still includes the same amount of time for eating).

3.05pm – school ends for Class 1 and Class 2.

3.10pm – school ends for C3.

3.15pm – school ends for C4, C5 and C6 (KS2).


The Local Authority have been consulted on this proposal and they have no comment they wish to add.

In line with the Welsh Statutory Instrument document, this proposal is subject to consultation by all parents over the next two weeks. Consultation begins today, Wednesday 1st May and runs until the proposal meeting on Friday 17th May at 9:30 am in the school hall.

The proposal meeting will be held with Mrs Harris (Headteacher) and Mrs Heath (Chair of Governors) should any parents wish to share any comments on the proposal.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please provide your comments in writing either by letter to the school or via school email by the start of the meeting on 17.5.19.

Following this meeting, the Governing Body of St. Gabriel’s RC Primary School will meet to review the comments from the proposal meeting and decide whether any changes should be made to the proposal.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs C. Heath

Chair of Governors



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