Home Page

Times of the School Day, Lessons and Collective Worship


Times of the Day


Nursery Morning Children - 8.30am - 11.30am

Nursery Afternoon Children - 12.30pm - 3.30pm


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

8.55am - 3.30pm


Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

8.55am - 3.30pm

Collective Worship


Assemblies are an essential element in the life of any school.  New Park upholds its statutory responsibility to hold a daily act of worship which is mainly Christian in nature and through which pupils are taught high moral values, concern for others and respect for one's neighbour.  On other occasions children are also educated about a variety of cultures and world religions and are taught to show respect for these.


During normal lessons, there will be many occasions when similar philosophies of care and consideration are promoted.


Staff utilise assembly time to speak to the whole school as a collective group or in key stages on matters which are relevant to their age, interests and understanding.


Once a week we have an "Open the Book" assembly.  Children in the Early Years, KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to learn about the different stories in the Old Testament and New Testament.  This is done through drama and songs and involves the children taking an active part.  


We are also involved with the local churches and one of our local churches runs a successful after school club with the children in Year 4 called "Big Bash".


Parents may ask for their child/ren to be excused from an assembly or RE lesson by request to the Head Teacher.