Acresfield Academy, Acres Lane, Upton Chester, CH2 1LJ

Our School Day

The school day starts at 8.50am for all the children. It finishes at 3.10pm for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2 finish at 3.20pm. Registration is at 8.50am and the first lesson starts at 9am.

For information regarding the the times for children in our nursery, please go to the section on classes and open the nursery page.

Morning playtimes

All the children have a morning break from 10.20-10.40am.


Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have lunch at 12-noon until 1pm. Y3 – Y6 children begin their break at 12.15pm and finish at 1.15pm.

Afternoon playtimes:

Younger children have an afternoon playtime.

Reception have break times which are quite flexible.


Assemblies take place at the end of the day from 2.45 – 3.05pm.

Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school, as we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.

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. Alternatively, we have mini-pods for bikes and scooters. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.