Birley Primary Academy is a large site with only a small number of entrances. As a result of this, the start and end times for the school day are slightly staggered across the key stages. This is to allow parents, who are dropping-off and collecting their children from different entrances, the opportunity to do this so that all children can arrive to their lessons on time. Please see the timings below:

Drop off and Collection


8:50am – 11:50am: Morning Group

9:00am – 3:00pm: 30 Hours Group 

12:30pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon Group

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

8.35am – 3:05pm

32 hours and 30 minutes per week.

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

8.40am – 3.15pm

32 hours and 55 minutes per week.