Term Dates and the School Day

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 come and talk to your class teacher in their classroom any morning from 8.40am. If you think you will need more than a few minutes, please ask to arrange an after-school appointment.

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


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WFIS Term Dates and INSET Days 2019-2020 

DCC Term dates 2019-20

DCC Term Dates 2020-2021

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.


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.




We use the communication app Parent Hub to help parents, carers and other family keep in touch with our busy schools. Download the app from your app store and use the handle @WirksworthInfants or @WirksworthCofE. 

We use ParentHub text service and RMIntegris to send emails directly to your child's main carer. Both are authorised by DCC Audit Services and used widely throughout Derbyshire schools.

We produce a newsletter each week, packed with details about what we have been up to in our schools, important notices for  parent(s) and carer(s) and dates to enable you to plan for events coming up. We try and group all our paper information so it goes home on the same day, but please check book bags each night to be sure you don't miss anything. 

Copies of other letters home are pinned on classroom noticeboards - please ask if you need another copy.