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School Day


The timings of our school day are: 8:55 am - 3:25 pm.

The school gates open at 8:45 each morning so that children can enter the classroom calmly and be ready to start learning straight away.

Good attendance and punctuality are of great importance as these are vital life skills. If children are often late or absent, they find their lessons appear disjointed and their relationships with teachers and other children suffer.

A member of the Senior Leadership Team is on duty at each gate from 8:45 am.


There are three entrances and exits which parents/carers and children can use:

  • The main front entrance on Cranmer Road

  • The ‘library’ entrance on Cranmer Road

  • The side entrance on Godwin Road


Break and Lunch Times


Year 3 and 4 have their breaktime from 10:25 am - 10:40 am. Children in Years 5 and 6 have theirs at 10:45 am - 11:00 am. 

For Years 3 and 4 lunchtime is from 11:40 am – 12:40 pm. For Years 5 and 6 lunchtime is from 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm.

We are fortunate to have a very large outdoor space which is well-equipped and provides lots of opportunities for various types of play. The climbing frame, large outdoor musical instruments and table tennis tables are on a rota to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to enjoy them. We recently invested significantly in developing our playground, including installing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), to support all children to enjoy being active. A wide range of playground equipment for children to play with during their free time is available for them to enjoy using. At lunchtime we employ a sports coach to lead games and promote physical activity.

Children may have a school lunch, bring a packed lunch or be collected to go home for lunch. Currently Godwin Junior School offers free school meals for all pupils, through Newham's 'Eat For Free' scheme for all primary-school-aged children. There is always a good variety of food to choose from, all of which is halal, and there is always at least one vegetarian dish each day. Our nutritionally balanced menu is displayed in classrooms, the dining hall and on the school website. Children with special dietary needs can be provided for. Please do not send children with chocolate, crisps, glass containers or fizzy drinks with their packed lunch. We have a strict no nut or sesame rule due to the risk these pose for pupils with severe allergies.


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