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The School Day

Timings of the Day

For children in Years Reception to Year 6 the school gates open at 8:30am.  Children can arrive any time between 8:30 and 8:45am, when the class register will be taken.  

PE and the 1k run

We vigorously promote an active lifestyle at Dorchester Primary.  In addition to 2 or 3 PE sessions for every class per week.  On days when the children don't have a PE lesson, they take part in the 'Daily K', aiming to run 1 kilometre around our school playground.

Breakfast Club and After School Club

We run a very popular Wrap Around Care provision.  The Breakfast Club starts at 7:30am and After School Club runs from the end of the school day until 6:30pm.  The children enjoy a range of different activities including board games, crafts, outdoor play, sports activities and lots more.

Co-Curricular Clubs

Since the pandemic we have steadily regrown our list of after school clubs, and are working hard to ensure it continues to grow, providing an excellent range of activities whilst offering extended childcare.  Clubs for the autumn 2021 term, including Chess, Football, Hockey, Netball and lots more, will be confirmed shortly.