School Day

Morning Session:

8.55 am – 12.00 am

(Morning break 10 am – 10.15 am)

Afternoon session:

13.00 pm - 3.30 pm

(Afternoon breaks are taken at the discretion of the

teacher at an appropriate time)

The school gates leading to the main playground and the Year 6 playground are opened at 8.45am and closed as soon as the bell sounds at 8.55am. Unless special arrangements have been made, all children are expected to arrive at school between 8.45am and 8.55am. We operate a ‘soft start’ to the school day whereby, on arrival, children make their way into the school building to be registered by the adult in their classroom. There are always staff members from all year groups present on the playgrounds at the beginning of the day to welcome the children into school and provide an opportunity for quick, informal conversations with parents/carers should the need arise.

Breakfast Club

WJS offers a Breakfast Club, run by an independent provider, Crosby Employment, which is available to both Junior and Infant school children. Breakfast Club is currently held in ‘The Hub’ building, which forms part of our Winterton Junior School campus. It is open for an hour from 7.50am to 8.50am where children receive a breakfast of cereals

and toast and the chance to socialise before school starts. Breakfast Club staff accompany the children to the Infant and Junior Schools at 8.50am.
Children can attend Breakfast Club on a daily basis or dip in and out as the need arises, the cost of which is £2 per day.
To arrange a place and for further information please contact Crosby Employment on 01724 844848

After School Clubs

Winterton Junior School runs a variety of extra curricular afterschool clubs. Times vary according to the club and further information can be found in the School Club section under the ‘Learning’ tab.


Whole school assembly is generally held on a daily basis in the school hall. Monday to Thursday, assembly is held in the morning, however on a Friday, Celebration assembly is held at the end of the afternoon. If the hall is being used for another event, assembly will then be held on a class/year group basis in classrooms on that day. Additionally, if a visiting speaker is leading the assembly, usual timings are changed accordingly to accommodate.

There are also a number of ‘special’ assemblies held throughout the school year, when parents/carers are specifically invited to attend to share in a variety of celebrations which include children’s achievements; good work; outstanding contributions to society; musical achievements etc.