The School Day and Classes


Trent Vale is an average sized Infant School with 50 places per year group. This gives a total of 150 full time pupils. It also has a 26 place nursery which has facilities for 26 children in the morning and 26 children in the afternoon.

This is a successful school and highly regarded by the local community. It has a good partnership with parents, local businesses and volunteers; many of whom help in school on a regular basis.

The School Day

Full time school: 8.50/9.00am – 3.10/3.20pm; lunchtime 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Part time nursery: 8.45am – 11.45am,  12.30pm – 3.30pm or 8.45am – 3.30pm.

We have retained staggered start and finish times to full time school.

Organisation of Classes


There are currently 5 classes in the school, plus our 26 place nursery. In all of our classes we aim for balance of gender and ability. Sometimes it is necessary to mix ages, depending on numbers. This also helps to keep our class sizes of similar numbers of children. Where this is necessary teaching expectations are still high and appropriate to the needs of the individual child. Staff spend a long time thinking very carefully which class will best suit each individual child. Each class teacher is regularly supported in the classroom by a teaching assistant. The school organisation is currently as follows:-

Nursery/Foundation Stage 1 (F1)

2 sessions; am and pm. If children are with us all day they can access a lunch club from 11.45am – 12.30pm.

Reception/Foundation Stage 2 (F2)

Two mixed ability group of reception children.

Year 1 and Year 2

One mixed ability group of Year 1 children

One mixed ability group of Year 1 and Year 2 children

One mixed ability group of Year 2 children

Download our Class Organisation Policy

What our parents say:

"The children develop a strong bond with their teachers, and there is good evidence of the vision of the headteacher." "The opportunities provided for the children are excellent." "The headteacher goes the extra mile to make sure that parents feel involved, supported and satisfied with their children's experience of school." "We are delighted with the excellent standard of teaching." "Abigail really enjoys going to school and has made really good progress."
Trent Vale Infant and Nursery School