The Federation North and South Cowton Community and Melsonby Methodist Primary Schools

Together Stronger

School Day

Our School Day

There is a breakfast club that runs from 8:00am until the start of school every morning.  This operates based on need.  Please speak to a member of staff if this is required.

The official start time is 8.45am and school finishes at 3:15pm. Doors open at 8:40am.  All children should be dropped off at the playground with a staff member. 

Morning playtimes

The children have a morning break from 10:30am-10:45am

Playtimes can be flexible when necessary.


Lunch is from 12noon until 1.00pm.

Afternoon playtimes

Pupils in Key Stage 1 have an afternoon playtime.  The time of this varies depending on what activities they are undertaking. 

Pupils in Key Stage 2 have a movement and comfort break when needed. 

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged to wait in the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. 

After School Provision

Wrap Around Care can be provided upon request.

Extra Curricular Clubs are available and currently operate on a Tuesday (Art Club) and a Thursday (ML Sports Club)