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Richard De Clare Community Academy

With a Nursery for 3 to 4 year olds.

Dream Big, Work Hard, Believe and Achieve.

The School Day


The school gates open at 8:40am and close at 8:55am. Children are welcome to go into their classrooms from 8:45am where they will be met by their class teacher.


Lunchtime and morning break times are staggered to allow all children more space on the playground. Children in Year 5 and Year 6 have their lunch 12:20pm -1:10pm and all other children have their lunch from 11:50am - 12:40pm.


Children from Nursery to Year 2 are provided with a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat at morning break. Children in Years 3 to 6 may bring a healthy snack from home.


The school day ends at 3:10pm for children in Reception and Year 1 and at 3:15pm for children in Year 2 to Year 6.

Wraparound Care - Oliver's Lodge


The school also benefits from on site childcare at Oliver's Lodge, which opens for breakfast from 7:30am to 08:50am and after school from 3:15pm to 6:00pm. See Oliver's Lodge website for further information - 

Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795. Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937