Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Bolsover Church of England Junior's School Day

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3:30pm. However, classroom doors are open from 8:45 to allow for our children to come into school and begin their morning work which allows them chance to chat to their teacher and settle before the bell goes for registration. Children enter school from the main doors at the front of school: the Year 3/4 children enter in the doors on to the Year 3 corridor and the Year 5/6 children enter through the doors on to the Year 5 corridor.


Registration then begins from 8:55am.


We have a Breakfast Club that runs from 8:30 daily. Currently, this is free to all children. If your child would like to attend, then they need to go round to hall doors and wait to be let in at 8:30.


Morning Playtimes:

Children have a break time at 10:45am until 11:00am.

If they wish to bring a fruit snack along for playtime then they may, however, no sweets, biscuits or crisps are allowed.



Children in school eat their lunch in two sittings which alternate each week, children in Year 3 and 5 eat together and children in Year 4 and 6 eat together. The school has 'Family Dining' where the children are encouraged to eat their meal as a family would at home.  We host many Family To Lunch Days throughout the year to allow families to sample our delicious home-cooked meals.

Family Dining:

What the children say...

I enjoy serving with friends.
I like the puddings!
I love the whole of lunchtime
I love the food we eat.
I love talking to my friends
I enjoy serving the food


Bolsover Juniors, serving up the community lunches Cohan Wildgoose, Jessica Pearson and Teigan Vernon



At the end of the school day, children will be released from their classroom door by their class teacher when the appropriate adult is seen. Please make sure your child’s teacher is informed if there is a change to usual collection routines.


Year 5 and 6 children are allowed to walk home on their own providing parental consent is given to the class teacher prior to this.


If you wish to speak to your child's class teacher, then please walk round to main school office where an appointment to see them can be made. Most of the time, this can be straight away so you will be signed in and given a vistor's badge. Please do not try to enter school through the classroom fire exits as, due to safeguarding and fire procedures, we require all adults who visit school to be signed in and escorted around the building.


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. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely and think about the local residents and access.


Collective Worship

 Everyday we meet as a school to come together to worship collectively linked to our school's collective worship theme. On a Tuesday, we do this in classes.

On a Friday, we celebrate our many successes throughout the week. During this time, parents our invited into school to hear why their child has been chosen as Star of the Week!


Monday – Collective Worship (Singing)


Tuesday – Class Collective Worship (Teacher led)

Wednesday - Whole school Collective Worship led by Church Council


Thursday -  Whole school Collective Worship led by Church Council


 Friday – Celebrating Success Collective Worship - 3:00pm.