School Opening Hours

Current arrangements

The school day runs from 8.50am until 3.15pm for all children.  This is 32 hours and 5 minutes a week.

The main gates open at 8.45am for children to arrive at school.  

The gates close and 8.50am and school then starts.

School finishes at 3.15pm.


Early opening

Our school opens at 7.30am for any children wanting to attend breakfast club.  There is a £1 charge and this includes breakfast.  Booking is through the school gateway.

We have our Early Bird drop off at 8.30am.  This is for any child and is free of charge.  No booking on is required and children should arrive through the front entrance for early bird breakfast.



All children have one 15 minute break every morning.



All classes have a 45 minute lunchtime.  This includes time to eat lunch and time to play outside.


Following the release of the Government's White Paper, our opening and closing times are currently under review. 

Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES