School Life

We offer a diverse school life at OVS, extending into fun after school clubs and activities.

Opening Times

We offer a Breakfast Club for a small number of children from 7.30am each school day. This is payable and must be booked in advance.

The school day begins officially with Registration at 8.35am, however supervised Morning Studies and Activities commence from 8.10am each day.

Children in Nursery and Reception finish lessons at 3.15pm and Key Stage 1 finish lessons at 3.30pm. Key Stage 2 children can finish at 3.30pm or attend an optional, free of charge Prep (supervised homework) session until 4.00pm.

After school activities run for Juniors from 3.30pm until 4.00pm and for Seniors from 4.15pm until 4.45pm. There is a free, supervised Late Room facility for children until 4.00pm. Between 4.00 – 4.45pm children can attend Late Room or  Studies (small charge).

Abbey Club runs from 4.45pm until 6.00pm, payable per night per child. This includes afternoon tea of sandwiches, drinks, snacks and fruit.

Learning Phases

The school is divided into two sections, Junior (EYFS and Key Stage 1) and Senior (Key Stage 2) and school life changes slightly as children transition.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Children can join the Old Vicarage from the September after their 3rd birthday as part of our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). EYFS at OVS has two classes, Nursery 1 and Reception 2. Each Classroom has a full time, qualified Teacher and a qualified Teaching Assistant.

Nursery age children may attend a minimum of 3 days per week rising to full time  in their final Nursery term. All Children attend full time in the Reception year. All teachers and teaching assistants in the EYFS setting receives training in Paediatric First Aid. In addition to Literacy, Numeracy and Science, specialist Music and French lessons are taught from Nursery.

Key Stage 1

Children are taught in year groups in Year 1 and Year 2 at the Old Vicarage School. We have qualified, age specialist Teachers in both classes, as well as Teaching Assistants. Subject specialist teachers for Music, Sport and French also teach this age group.

Key Stage 2

Children continue to be taught in year groups throughout Year 3 to Year 6, although for some lessons Year 3 and 4 may combine as well as Years 5 & 6. There is a dedicated Class Teacher, specialist subject Teachers and Classroom Assistants. Subject specialist Teachers for Music, Sport (Games), Modern Foreign Languages (French), and Maths also teach this age group.