School hours

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The school is open Monday – Friday.
Doors open at 8:20am
Children should ideally arrive by 8:40am so as to be ready for registration by 9:00am.
Going home time is 3:15pm.

The teachers plan a daily routine which is constant but somewhat flexible. Children like having a routine as they get used into it and can then know in advance what is going to happen next and have a sense of control.


The routine includes the process of plan-do-think in which the children are encouraged to plan their activities, carry them out and then talk about what they have just achieved.


The routine will include periods in which the children are divided in small activity groups for more focused work and periods of class activities such as story reading, singing, drama or group games.

NURSERY Sample timetable

08:30–09:15WelcomeFree play
09:15–10:00RoutinesRegister – Calendar – Snack
10:00–11:45Lessons and workshopsProjects – Themes Free play in the garden or the hall
11:45–12:00Personal HygieneGetting ready for lunch
12:00–12:30LunchManners, vocabulary, lunch, practicalities
12:30–13:00Educational gamesFree play in the garden or Hall Tinies have a nap
13:00–15:00Lessons, recaps reinforcementLearning activities in groups, reading, computer work
15:00–15:15Home timeGetting ready to go home

The RECEPTION day begins to be more structured, as a stepping stone towards the routine of the Primary School, although a lot of activities are still child-led.

Below you can find a sample copy of the Reception timetable. Please note that this is just an example and might vary from this year’s actual timetable.

RECEPTION sample timetable

8:30 – 9:00Free ActivitiesFree ActivitiesFree ActivitiesFree ActivitiesFree Activities
9:00 – 9:30Registration / circle timeRegistration / circle timeRegistration / circle timeRegistration / circle timeRegistration / circle time
9:30 – 10:00PhonicsMathematicsPhonicsDramaItaliano
10:00 – 10:10Snack TimeSnack TimeSnack TimeSnack TimeSnack Time
10:30 – 11:00BREAKPhonicsASSEMBLYLetter formationPhonics
11:00 – 11:30MathematicsReadingItalianoMathematicsReading
11:30 – 12:00Free activitiesFree activitiesFree activitiesFree activitiesFree activities
12:00 – 12:30Story timeStory timeStory timeStory timeStory time
1:30 – 1:45 Registration / Carpet sessionRegistration / Carpet sessionRegistration / Carpet sessionRegistration / Carpet sessionRegistration / Carpet session
1:45 – 2:10ItalianoLetter formationREADINGItalianoMathematics
2:10 – 2:30Supporting activitiesAdult led activitiesSupporting activities Supporting activities
2:30 – 3:00Tidy up / circle timeP.E.Tidy up / circle timeP.E.Tidy up / circle time
3:00 – 3:15Home timeHome timeHome timeHome timeHome time