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Gatcombe Park Primary School

Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

School Times, INSET and Term Dates

School Times

The gate near the school reception is open for children to go onto the playground from 8.40 am and is always manned by at least one member of staff.


Children go through to the playground without parents, where they have an opportunity to play with their friends before the school bell rings.Senior staff at the gate value this opportunity to listen to any worries or concerns from parents at the earliest opportunity.

Morning school starts at 8.55 am and ends at 12.10 pm.

Afternoon school starts at 12.55 pm and ends at 3.05 pm for our Reception class and 3.15 pm for the rest of the school.

The side gate is unlocked at 3.00 pm so parents can access the playground and wait for their children at the appropriate class door.


INSET Days 2018/2019


The school will be closed on the following dates to allow staff training:


Monday 3rd September 2018

Friday 28th September 2018

Monday 7th January 2019

Friday 15th February 2019

Friday 3rd May 2019

Term Dates


We follow the term dates as agreed by Portsmouth City Council.


Please click on the following link to access the Portsmouth term dates information page.