Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools

Inspiring Learning for All

Wirksworth Infant School and Wirksworth Church of England Infant School

‘Be kind to each other’

Ephesians 4:32

Term Dates and the School Day

See below for term dates and INSET days or click HERE to find Derbyshire County Council's school term dates.

Please note: In 2020, the early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020.

Our Home-School Link books contain full details of the school day, lessons, policies and curriculum areas. Please ask your class teacher if you require further information.

    • School day begins 9.00am (access to school from 8.40am)
    • Morning break 10.30-10.50am
    • Lunchtime 12.00-1.00pm
    • Afternoon break - flexible, depending on activity
    • School day ends 3.15pm

Attendance Matters

We expect children to be in school on time every day, ready to learn. Please see our Attendance and Punctuality Policy on this website. We use a traffic light system to visually represent attendance rates across the Federation and regularly monitor and report on attendance.

Collective worship

An act of Collective Worship is held in each school each day led by a member of school staff. Assemblies often include visitors to the school or are themed, eg Values assembly, Church family, etc.

On Fridays we hold a Celebration Assembly at each school at which parents and carers are warmly welcome.

School lunches

Meals are cooked fresh daily at Wirksworth Infant School to the Derbyshire menu by our Catering Team. Meals are exported the short distance to Wirksworth Church of England School and served hot at both sites. Children are encouraged to try new things on the menu - there's always a variety of options to choose from. Lunchtimes are social occasions, and provide opportunities for learning too. We are an active school, and Midday Supervisors encourage games, imaginative play and skills development sessions such as Derbyshire Challenge.

School lunches are provided free of charge to all infant children under the Government's Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) policy. We will assume all children will have a school meal unless the parent/carer informs school in writing. Special diets can be catered for (doctor's letter required), as well as vegetarian/vegan preferences.

See the Derbyshire My School Lunch Menu HERE.

If you are receiving income-related benefits, please apply for Free School Meals HERE. This helps ensure school is able to access all the Pupil Premium Grant Funding to which it is entitled.