The school day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3.10pm.

Morning Playtimes

Children have their playtime between 10:30 and 10:45. KS1 children have a piece of fruit to take out with them.


Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have lunch at 12.00.

Children in Y3 – Y6 children begin their break at 12.20pm.

Lunchtimes end for KS1 at 1pm and 1:15pm for KS2.

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school.

Please do not enter the building unless invited and accompanied by a member of OVPA staff.

If normal collection arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.

Wraparound Care

We have a breakfast club and afterschool club (Fireflies) which can be booked at any time using ParentPay.

Breakfast club – runs from 8.00 – 8.45 each morning and costs £3 a session. A selection of cereal, toast, muffins, yogurt, milk and juice are available for breakfast each morning.

Fireflies afterschool club – Fireflies runs to 5pm and costs £5 a session. A range of activities are on offer every day including computing, homework help, sensory play, cooking, games, art, puzzles and films.

Getting to school

To get to and from school, walking, cycling or scooting are definitely the best options!

There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car; it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. We also have dedicated bike-racks.

If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.