Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG


Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday

The school day & wraparound care

The school day will begin at 8.30am when the children will be admitted to the building via their classroom play area.  Registers will be taken at 8.40am and school will begin. The school day ends at 3.15 pm with gates opening for parents at 3:10pm.














Breakfast Club  (Click here for details)     

Gates open

Gates close


Morning break for KS1

Morning break for Lower KS2

Morning break for Upper KS2

Lunch for Early years 

Lunch for KS1

Lunch for KS2

Home time 

Extra-Curricular Clubs (Click here for details)

After School Club (Click here for details)




Please note from September 2022 school will NOT close at 1.30pm for all children. Instead all children will remain in school until 3.10pm.


Our statutory teaching time will end at 1.30pm on a Friday and children are able to go home should their parents wish.  This then allows teachers part of their statutory planning and preparation time.  The governors and Headteacher have agreed it be arranged in this way to ensure that the children have a greater amount of quality time in the week with their class teacher.  

Children should be collected (where possible) on a Friday at 1.30pm.  They should be collected from their classrooms.

However, for those parents who are unable to collect their children at 1.30pm, there are activity clubs that children can be booked into until 3.10pm. If you need your child to stay for Friday afternoon club you must book a space -places are limited in each year group.

Reception and Year 1 - Play-based activities

Year 1-3 - Homework and games club

Year 4-6 - Homework club

Parents should collect children between 3:00-3.15pm as follows:

Reception -- Community room door

Year 1-6 - From year group classroom doors

The After School Club will run as normal from 3.15pm until 5:30pm on a Friday for those parents needing it.  Please note that all children must attend until at least 1.30pm. Children must either be collected at 1:30pm or 3:15pm - it is not possible to collect your child at any other time during the afternoon.


Safety and Security

The staff and governors at Great Denham are fully committed to maintaining the safety of children and the security of the building.  The school building has an alarm system and all possible measures are taken to ensure that access to the school is monitored.  There is also CCTV in operation which is monitored closely by the Site Manager.  All visitors must report to the school office and sign in the visitor’s system.  The school is only accessible via a swipe card system and children know that all adults should be wearing either a staff badge on a lanyard or visitor badge/lanyard.  The governors responsible for health and safety monitor the safety of the site on a termly basis as well as weekly and daily checks by the Site Manager.  As well as this we have a school safety squad who meet termly.  Gates are locked after register in the morning and the only gates left unlocked are the pedestrian gates from the main road and the front car park gate for access.


As a new school, we are well equipped and have disabled toilets, a shower room as well as all of our doors being wide enough for wheelchairs.  We have adjustable height tables and sinks in all areas of the school as well. Please visit our Special Educational Needs section to read more about our accessibility plan.