Dear Parents/Carers of Primary Pupils

We are writing to consult with you about our proposal to restructure the school week. From September, 2022, we are intending to extend the school week so that the children attend school from 8:35am to 3:05pm every day from Monday to Friday. The school doors will open at 8:25am to pupils every morning.

The rationale for this is twofold. Firstly, it will ensure that the school is able to meet the government’s expectation that, by September 2023, all mainstream schools will be expected to provide a week of at least 32.5 hours.

Secondly, this extended offer will ensure that the school is able to support parents by ensuring a full-time, full-day provision for five days per week.  

If you would like to share your response to this proposal, please complete the response form via the following link by Friday 24th June 2022:

Yours sincerely,

Mr N Riaz
Associate Principal – Starbank Road

Mrs N Malhi
Associate Principal – Hob Moor Road

Ms H Rifat
Associate Principal – Bierton Road


The Government has announced that all schools in England must open for at least 32.5 hours a week.  At Starbank, we are currently open for 29 hours and 30 minutes, so will need to extend our school week by 3 hours. We have considered several ways to do this. 

The preferred option is outlined below. The changes would take effect from September 2022.

Please give your thoughts on the proposal using the form available at by Friday 24th June 2022.

Proposed Change


8.25am to 3.05pm  – (Monday to Friday)


  • 3 hours of additional school opening achieved through a full teaching day on Friday.
  • Friday afternoon which allows for additional curriculum time.
  • No impact on after-school clubs which pupils may be part of.
  • Possible impact on parents/staff collecting children from other schools. Possible impact with parents collecting both primary and secondary pupils on a Friday.


Structure of the Day:

Monday to Friday

8:25am to 8:35am – Arrival to school
8:35am – Registration
8:35am to 8:50am – Assembly/RISE Time
8:50 to 3:05 – Lessons
50 minute staggered lunch between 11:30 and 1:20
3:05 – Dismissal

Intervention & After-School Clubs will begin at approximately 3.20pm

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