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 school gates at 8.30a.m. and registration is prompt at 8.40a.m.

Our head teacher or a member of the Senior Leadership Team will greet you when then gates open at 8.30a.m. 


Parents are encouraged to come to the wooden Reception gate where a member of the staff team will greet the children and welcome them into their room. 

Year 1 and year 2 children come into the classroom on their own to help them become independent 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.

Monday the children have a class based assembly where the children find out about what is going on in the world around them. 

Tuesday is a JIGSAW assembly which links to our whole school focus.

Wednesday is our singing assembly which is lead by Mr Williams who LOVES playing the piano. 

Thursday is when class assemblies take place or sometimes themed assemblies.

On a Friday, our whole school comes together for our Northway Star Celebration Assembly. 


Break time

Morning break time is from 9.55 - 10.10am. 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 'Fit 5' which is an opportunity to take part in physical activity or exercise in the playground. 

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.


KIDZCLUB is run next door to school in the pre-school playgroup building and they provide after-school club care until 5.30pm. 

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