Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Due to COVID-19 these times are currently different. Please click here for our current start and finish times.

Our School day



Nursery                                                   8:30am – 11:30am (morning)                           12:15pm – 3:15pm (afternoon)


                                                                Upper Foundation & Key Stage 1                  Key Stage 2

Doors open for registration                      8:50am                                                            8:55am

Lessons begin                                         9:00am                                                            9:00am

Morning Break                                        10:30am – 10:45am                                         10:30am – 10:45am

Lunch                                                      12:00pm – 1:00pm                                           12:10pm - 1:00pm

Afternoon Break                                      2:00pm – 2:15pm                                             No Break

End of school day                                   3:15pm                                                              3:20pm


When the doors are opened in the morning children come straight into classrooms where teachers are waiting to welcome them and take the register. Lessons begin promptly at 9am and it is important that lessons are not disrupted by late arrivals as children who are late miss important introductions to lessons.

Whole school assemblies are held daily at 10:15am where we reflect on our school values and encourage children to develop knowledge and understanding of the world around us. We hold weekly reward assemblies where we recognise and thank children for demonstrating one or more of our school values.  Parents are invited to attend class assemblies and different productions throughout the school year.

At lunchtime children benefit from a variety of dishes that are freshly cooked on the premises. We also offer a salad bar and fresh fruit (as an alternative to puddings).  Children who choose to bring a packed lunch can enjoy their meal in the dining room with the other children.

The school day ends at 3:15pm for lower school and 3:20pm for Key Stage 2. Parents collect their children from outside their classrooms.