Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Bolsover C of E Junior's School Day

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3:30pm. Children walk onto the playground and parents are welcomed to join their child.


Registration is 8:55AM


Morning Playtimes:

Children have a break time at 10:45am until 11:00am. If they wish to bring a fruit snack along for playtime then they may, however no sweets, biscuits or crisps are allowed.



Children in school eat their lunch in two sittings which alternate each week, children in Year 3 and 5 eat together and children in Year 4 and 6 eat together. The school has 'Family Dining' where the children are encouraged to eat their meal as a family would at home.  We host many Family To Lunch Days throughout the year to allow families to sample our delicious home-cooked meals.


Family Dining:

What the children say...

I enjoy serving with friends.
I like the puddings!
I love the whole of lunchtime
I love the food we eat.
I love talking to my friends
I enjoy serving the food


Bolsover Juniors, serving up the community lunches Cohan Wildgoose, Jessica Pearson and Teigan Vernon


Drop off and collection:

At the beginning of the school day, parents are encouraged to come into 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. This avoids any confusion or upset.


At the end of the school day, children will be released from their classroom door by their class teacher when the appropriate adult is seen. Please make sure your child’s teacher is informed if there is a change to usual collection routines.


Year 5 and 6 children are allowed to walk home on their own providing parental consent is given to the class teacher or recorded within their planners.


Getting to School:

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely and think about the local residents and access.


Collective worship:

Monday –  Class Collective Worship (Teacher led) -  9:00am


Tuesday – Whole school Collective Worship led by Church Council - 9:00am


Wednesday - Class collective worship (Teacher led) - 9:00am


Thursday -  Whole school Collective Worship led by Church Council - 9:00am


 Friday – Celebrating Success Collective Worship 9:00am