Building respect, resilience & responsibility to encourage confident and questioning children who love learning.

Class Dojo

If you need further information about using ClassDojo, please contact your class teacher who will be able to guide you.

Online safety

We have a dedicated webpage that shows a wide selection of advice for children, parents and carers on the safe use of technology and the internet.

The School Day

8.40 am The West Ella Road gate is opened and the parents use a one-way system to drop their children off on the playground as they walk into school. Staff are present to help them walk in. 
8.55 am The school gates are locked by the caretaker and the Headteacher. If you arrive after this time please go to the main reception.
10.15 – 10.35 am Playtime for Year 1 and 2
10.35-10.50 am Playtime children in Years 3 to 6
11.55-1.10 pm  Lunchtime (Foundation 11.30am)
3.10 pm The West Ella Road gate is open for parents.
3.20 pm End of the school day.


A typical week at St Andrews is 32 hours and 5 minutes, term time only. This is under review to meet 32.5 hours by September 2024.

At lunchtime, the children eat hot/cold dinners in the main hall or packed lunches in the South block hall. The children have different sittings for each year group.

The lesson structure varies between classes; staff are free to design their own timetable based on what will be the most effective learning journey for the pupils. This freedom ensures that the children’s learning needs are considered in every step of the lesson planning process.

Staff have their Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time on either a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with cover provided by a French Specialist and other staff.