Term Dates and the School Day


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 believe clear, effective, two-way communication between home and school is a great way to support your child's learning in their early school years. You are welcome to contact the school office to make an appointment to talk with your class teacher or send them a message through ClassDojo. 

We use a variety of communication apps to help parents, carers and other supporters keep in touch with our busy schools. (Please read our Privacy notice)

ParentHub: Download the app from your app store and use the handle @WirksworthInfants or @WirksworthCofE

RMIntegris is the school's MIS and we use this to send emails directly to parents/carers. 

ClassDojo: We use ClassDojo to share learning resources, as per our Remote Learning policy. (Note: please do not use this platform to communicate messages containing sensitive personal data to school. If you need to speak to your teacher in confidence, by all means alert them with a message on ClassDojo and they will call you back.)

We produce a regular newsletter, packed with important notices and dates to enable you to plan for events coming up. This is posted on our website and an email link is sent to parents/carers.

Please contact school if you need paper copy of any of our information.

School Day

Full details of the school day, lessons, policies and curriculum area are printed in our Home-school Link books

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

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, Celebration Assembly, etc.

NB: In accordance with Covid-19 risk assessment, visitors are not currently coming in to our schools.