At Colindale Primary School we have a Breakfast Club which runs from 7.45 – 8.50 a.m. All children from Year 1 upwards can attend. There are a range of activities on offer and children get a substantial breakfast – cereal, a cooked meal, toast, fruit juice and tea or hot chocolate. For more details on costs and how to apply for a place click here.

We also have three different sports clubs run by Woody’s every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8 – 8.50 a.m. Where children from year 1 to 6 can get first class coaching. For more details on costs and how to apply for a place click here.

Unless they come to either Breakfast or Woody’s club, children should not arrive on the school premises before 8.30 a.m. as there is no-one on supervision duty until this time.

In the morning, parents of Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and 2 children must stay in the playground with their children until 8.50 a.m. when the teachers take them into class. Children from year 3 to 6 can wait independently in the playground from 8.30 a.m. and are supervised by staff. Parents/carers must drop them off in the playground beyond the school gates and not in neighbouring roads.

Every Friday morning we hold ‘Everyone Reads’ from 8.30 – 8.50 a.m. This is a time when parents/carers can come and read with their children in class and seek advice about reading from their class teacher.

Session Times

School starts at 8:50am
School finishes at 3:15pm

KS1: 10:05 – 10:20am
and 2:00 – 2:15pm
KS2: 10:25 – 10:40am

Reception: 11:45 to 12:45pm
Year 1 & 2: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Year 3 & 4: 12:15 to 1:15pm

Year 5 & 6: 12:30 to 1:30pm

At the end of the day, children from years 3 to 6 are taken to their designated area in the playground by their teacher where they are handed over to parents/carers. Children in the nursery, reception, years 1 and 2, are collected from their classrooms.

Children who are transported to school by the Borough transport will be met off the bus by a special needs teaching assistant.


The school lunch break is an important part of the day. The children are brought in to eat at staggered intervals and are supervised by mealtime supervisors, teaching assistants and members of the senior leadership team. We work with the children to ensure that lunchtime play is a positive experience developing physical and social skills. There are different areas designated for various play activities and we encourage the children to play creatively and cooperatively. We expect high standards of behaviour.

We are fortunate to have excellent school meals planned in accordance with the nutritional standards for school meals. They are cooked on the premises. There is a wide variety of foods offered, and choices each day will include a vegetarian option and halal food. There is always a salad bar, fresh fruit and bread. We need to know if children are not allowed to eat certain foods for religious reasons or due to allergies. Click here to see the school menu.

Money for school dinners is payable on Mondays in advance. It helps us greatly if the correct money is sent in an envelope with the child’s name and class and the amount enclosed.

Many children are entitled to free school lunches. Confidential application forms are available from the school office. No distinction at all is made in school between those children paying and those children have free school meals. Click here to view the Confidential Application Form for Free School Meals.

Some children may prefer to bring a packed lunch to school. It is most important that all children have a nutritious lunch to keep up their energy level throughout the school day. We ask parents to make sure lunches are packed in a plastic or metal container clearly marked with the child’s name and class and that or Packed lunch Policy is followed. Click here to view the Packed Lunch Policy.

Please note that nuts or nut products are not allowed in school as we have several children and staff who have severe nut allergies.

Dinner arrangements can only be changed at the beginning of the term or half term. Please give notice in writing to the school office.


Our daily assemblies are an important part of the life of our school community. We value the opportunity to come together to share, reflect and celebrate our experiences. We are mindful that Colindale is a multi-faith school and plan the content of our assemblies carefully to meet the legal requirements and reflect the multi faith society that we live in. Parents are invited to Class and Year Group Assemblies, which are an opportunity to share and celebrate the diversity of our community and while parents have the right to withdraw children from assemblies, we are pleased that this does not happen and that assemblies are well attended by all our parents

Eco-Schools Silver