Our School Day
The new times set out below are for the return to school in September 2020 These measures have been put in place to support with the requirements of reopening schools following our lockdown due to COVID19. This information will be regularly reviewed in accordance with government guidance.
School Opens between 8:30 - 9:00 am (children can arrive in school during this half hour and take part in morning learning sessions)
School Closes between 2:30 - 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday
School Closes between 1:30-2:00pm on Fridays
8:30 am - 11.45 am & 12.15 pm - 3.15 pm
Greenbank Breakfast Club
From September 2020 school is not running a Breakfast Club due to COVID19 restrictions. This will be reviewed over the year in accordance with government guidance.
At Greenbank we have a Breakfast Club each morning from 8.15am to 8.45am. Children from Reception to Year 6 are allowed to attend this club where they will receive juice and toast, free of charge.
All children must be signed in by their parent each morning on the Breakfast Club register and no children will be admitted to the Breakfast Club after 8.30am.
The Breakfast Club is run by staff who work in our school. The club not only provides a breakfast but also allows children to socialise with friends through playing games, colouring and talking with each other.
Assemblies: From September 2020 assemblies will not take place in accordance with government guidance to minimise the risk of COVID19 transmission.
Year 3 to Year 6 - Monday and Friday at 9.20am
Early Years to Year 2 - Monday and Friday at 9.50am
Between 8.45 am and 9.00 am all Early Years children start the day with an active Freddy Fit Session which includes exercise to music, this invigorates their bodies and minds so they are ready to learn and improves the fitness of all our children. Children in Y1 to Y6 start the day with Morning Maths.
All children have a short break in the morning and the Key Stage 1 children also have an afternoon break.
Lunch times across the school are staggered between 11.10 am and 1.30 pm.
School Meals are £10.75 per week (£2.15 per meal) for children in Year 3 to 6. Children up to and including Year 2 receive a Free School Meal under the Governments 'Universal Free School Meal' scheme.
Lunches are eaten in our Eco-Cafe which is a separate dining room and the meals are cooked on the premises. There is a wide variety of food available which is all Halal and also includes vegetarian dishes. All children are supervised by teaching assistants and teachers inside the dining room and outside in the playground.
Dinner money must be paid onto Greenbank's Dinner Money System, Agora. All parents must be registered onto Agora, please ask at the office if you experience problems. Children whose parents qualify under the appropriate regulations are provided with a free school dinner, if you think you may be eligible for free school meals, please ask the office staff for an application form or follow this link http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=1787.
If you choose, children may also bring a packed lunch to eat instead of a school dinner (however, please note that this needs to be a healthy packed lunch and not include warm food that has been allowed to go cold, sweets or fizzy drinks). The teaching assistants do check children's packed lunches on a regular basis and will feedback to individual parents if the lunch is deemed to be unsuitable.
Parents are asked to commit to a FULL HALF TERM ON EITHER SCHOOL DINNERS OR PACKED LUNCHES FROM HOME.