St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School Pudsey

Telephone 0113 256 5407

Telephone0113 256 5407


Our School  »  School Day

Due to the current situation in school, there have been a number of changes to our usual school day - please see the changes below. 

The School Day

To make sure that we are reducing the corwding of adults around the entrances and ensure that parents are able to remain socially distanced, we are now using all 3 entrances to school on a staggered entry and exit. Can we please ask that all parents adhere to the current social distancing rules and stay within thier time slots. 
The three entrances to school are 
  • The Foundation Stage entrance (off Mount Pleasant Road) 
  • The main gate  (off Mount Pleasant Road) 
  • The Out Of School Club Gate (through the staff car park by the Church) 

The Foundation Stage
The Foundation Stage have a separate entrance for the school through the small gate on the left hand side of the site ( situated on Mount Pleasant Road). 

In the Foundation Stage we have have two time slots for the two carpets.  

The doors open from: 
  • 8.30am - 8.40am - St Patrick's Carpet 2 (Miss Moore's carpet) 
  • 8.40am - 8.50am - St Patrick's Carpet 1 (Miss Taylor's & Mrs McLean's carpet)   

The children have full access to free flow in the indoor and outdoor classrooms therefore there is no set break time 

Lunchtime is 11.30am - 12.15pm

The times for collection are:
  • 3.00pm - 3.10pm - St Patrick's Carpet 2 (Miss Moore's carpet) 
  • 3.10pm - 3.20pm - St Patrick's Carpet 1 (Miss Taylor's & Mrs McLean's carpet)   

Key Stage 1 and 2 

The staggered entry times and gates are as below: 

Gate to be used

Drop off time 8.30 – 8.40am

Pick up time 3.00 – 3.10 pm

Drop off time 8.40 – 8.50 am

Pick up time 3.10 – 3.20 pm

Main school gate (into the playground)

St Georges

St Francis

St Peters

St Pauls


Out of School Club gate (in the staff car park)

St Marys

St Bernadette’s

St Andrews

St Therese need to enter the school between 8.30am to 8.40am through either the Out Of School Club Gate or the main gate. They will leave at the end of the day at 3.10pm from the top of the drive of the staff car park. 

Both Key Stages 1 & 2 have a 15 minute break in the morning and 45 minutes for lunch. Key Stage 1 also have an afternoon break of 10 minutes. The time of this break is flexible to fit with the teaching in the afternoon. 

The break times are: 

Key Stage 1: 10.20 - 10.35 am 
Lower Key Stage 2 (year 3 & 4) : 10.40 - 10.55 am
Upper Key Stage 2 (year 5&6): 11.00 - 11.15 am  

The lunch times are: 

Key stage 1: - 12.15 - 1.00pm 
Key stage 2 : - 1.00 - 1.45pm 

Time spent on teaching and learning each day is 4 hours and 50 minutes for Key Stage 1 and 5 hours for Key Stage 2.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449


Headteacher: Miss C Gardner


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Diocese of Leeds

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