Northway Infant School

Northway Infant School

Where Children Shine

Virginia Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 8PT

01684 293447

The School Day

 Our School Day

We open the classroom doors at 8.35 a.m. and registration is prompt at 8.45 a.m.

Our head teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team will greet you when then gates open at 8.25a.m. 


Parents are encouraged into the classroom at the start of the term with our reception children, helping to build  strong home/school relationship during the first Autumn term. 

Year 1 and year 2 children come into the classroom on their own to help them become indepedent and ready for their transition into the next year group and then into their junior school. 



We have an assembly every day but each each one has different theme. Each week we have a class assembly, a singing assembly, whole school Jigsaw themed assemblies and on a Friday, our whole school comes together for our Northway Star Celebration Assembly. 


Break time

Morning break time is from 10.35 - 10.50am. The children can drink their Cool Milk and can help themselves to a fresh piece of fruit or vegetable which is part of the government scheme. 

In the afternoon, children in Y1 and Y2 have '10 a day' which is an opportunity to have 10 minutes exercise in the playground and might even take part in their 'Fit 5'

Reception have access to their outdoor play area throughout the day to utilise our schools rich outdoor learning environment. 



Lunchtime takes place from 12p.m. until 1p.m and our team of Midday supervisors help them.

School dinners are served by our lovely team of Caterlink Staff or your child may wish to bring a packed lunch.

All children under the age of 7 are eligible for Universal Free School Meals. 


Drop-off and PIck up

We encourage walking to school wherever possible. We have a number of bike racks if your child wished to ride their scooter or bike to school instead. In order to keep our toddlers safe, please ask your children to stop riding their bike or scooted on the playground or you can pop it into the shed. If you need to travel by car, then please park wisely to ensure that the safety of our children and respect our nearby neighbours. 


The school day ends at 3.00 p.m. 

If normal arrangements regarding the collection of your child changes (i.e. a different person is picking up your child who you have not already detailed on your intake form), then please let us know. This will avoid any confusion or upset.

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