Skip to content ↓

Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

School Information


School Sessions are as follows:

8:40 am

Gates Open

8:40 am

Children enter classrooms

8:50 am – 12:00 noon

Morning session

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Afternoon session

Our school currently offers 32.05 hours a week in school if your child arrives at 8:50 am.

However, due to our staggered start, if your child arrives at 8:40 am then they received 32.55 hours a week in school.

School office hours:

8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday


School officially starts at 8:50 am but all children should aim to enter their classrooms between 8:40 and 8:50 am.  This gives 10minutes to get settled and begin early morning work.  Please be punctual.  The security gates are opened at 8:40 am for children to enter the school.   


Please collect your children promptly.  The school gates are opened at 3:10 pm.  If your child is not collected after school and we have not been able to contact you or your emergency contact number by 5pm we will inform the police.


All children in Years 3, 4 and 5 are expected to take part in their evening performance at Christmas.  Y6 children perform in an evening performance in the summer term and are expected to attend.  


The academic year calendar is published to the website as soon as possible in the Autumn term.  We aim to send out reminder dates at the beginning of each term and any changes of dates are notified to parents immediately.


Autumn Term 2022 
Thursday 1 September 2022 to Friday 16 December 2022
(NB: Thursday 1 September and Friday 2 September 2022 are INSET days. First day of term for pupils is Monday 5 September 2022.  Monday 19 December 2022 is also an INSET day.)

Autumn Half Term Holiday

Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 28 October 2022

Spring Term 2023

Tuesday 3 January 2023 to Friday 31 March 2023

INSET day — Tuesday 3 January 2023.  Pupils return to school on Wednesday 4 January 2023.

Spring Half-Term Holiday
Monday 13 February 2023 to Friday 17 February 2023

Summer Term 2023

Monday 17 April 2023 to Friday July 2023

Summer Half-Term Holiday
Monday 29 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023
INSET Days — Monday 5 June and Tuesday 6 June 2023.  Pupils return to school on Wednesday 7 June 2023 


The decision to close the school is taken after assessing a number of factors such as heating, safety of the grounds and the number of staff able to get into school. In the event of us closing we will follow the procedure below:

  • An e-mail via parentmail will be sent to you stating we are closed or opening late
  • A message will be put onto this website in the "Notices & Announcements" box
  • Parents can look on the Essex County Council’s website. For live updates. This page will be constantly updated as notifications of school closures are received and will list next day closures from 6:00 pm each evening.
  • Essex Radio stations will also continue to broadcast school closure messages

If none of the above occur, we are OPEN as normal and there is no need to telephone to ask. Perhaps parents could arrange a telephone tree amongst friends in classes to make sure the message gets to everyone.