The School Day

Gates open at 8.40am (8.50am Drayton Parslow), school begins 9.00am

The school gate is opened by a member of staff at 8.40am, who is happy to take messages on your behalf for any of the other teachers. We like to be approachable as a staff; however, we do request that appointments are generally made to meet with teachers as the end of the school day as mornings can be a busy time setting up ready for lessons. The children make their own way to their separate classrooms, where a morning task will be available for them to complete before registration promptly at 9am.


Morning Break

11.00am - 11.15am (Swanbourne)
10.30am - 10.45am (Drayton Parslow and Mursley)

At break time milk can be ordered and purchased in advance from who then deliver milk every few days. Otherwise the children are encouraged to drink from their water bottles at break. At Swanbourne, the school council also sell healthy milk shakes to raise money for school funds as well as holding occasional hot chocolate and cake sales. At Drayton Parslow and Mursley all children receive a free piece of fruit each day through the Government's fruit scheme.


Water Bottles

Research has shown the benefits of drinking water regularly on learning, concentration and health. We ask for the children to bring in a clear water bottle each day filled with unflavoured tap water. Bottles are available for purchase from Mursley and Drayton Parlsow school office. Please ensure that these are clearly labelled with your child's name.


Lunch Break

12.15 - 1.15pm (Swanbourne)

12.00 - 1.00pm (Drayton Parslow and Mursley)

At lunchtime, children may decide to have a hot school meal, packed lunch or go home for dinner. Swanbourne, Drayton Parslow and Mursley Schools, were some of the first schools in Buckinghamshire to re-establish hot school meals at lunchtimes following a decision made over 20 years ago to remove this provision from Buckinghamshire schools. Our hot lunches are prepared off site and provided by The Three Horseshoes Pub at Drayton Parslow. The lunches are delivered daily in insulated containers just before the lunch break and served from the kitchen at school. 

Fresh bread and fruit are provided daily and tap water is available at lunchtime to drink. If your child would like to have hot school meals, an online order form needs to be completed half termly in advance so that the pub can plan the menu and purchase ingredients.  As part of the Government Initiative all pupils at Mursley and Drayton Parlsow Schools have the opportunity to enjoy free school meals.  Alternatively, children can bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch. We request that packed lunches are balanced and healthy and do not include fizzy drinks or sweets. We firmly believe that lunchtime should be a pleasant, sociable occasion where the children may chat quietly and catch up with their friends whilst enjoying their lunch. Children eat their lunch under the supervision of midday supervisors and good table manners are, of course, encouraged.


School ends 3.30pm (3.10pm at Drayton Parslow)






Designated Persons for Child Protection are the Headteachers, Ms Carol-Anne McCollum and Mr David May

Deputy Designated Persons for Child Protection are Mrs Featherstone, Mrs Heidi Martin and Mrs Rebecca Chapman-Hill