School day

Extended Day Programme - A longer school day

Ark Atwood Primary Academy day runs from 8.30am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The extended day allows additional time for English and mathematics as well as daily music and PE. It also provides time for a richer curriculum, stimulating new interests and enhancing children’s cultural learning experiences.

We want our pupils to enjoy a rich and varied school life and that includes a wide choice of stimulating extra-curricular activities.  There will be clubs and societies, school plays and performances, sports clubs, opportunities to learn additional languages and opportunities to start or join clubs like chess or other games as demand rises. In addition to the regular external visits there will be joint activities and competitions with other schools in the area and across London.



We run a variety of clubs and activities, including French, drama, tag rugby, football and recorder club.


Provision Before and After the School Day

We are committed to providing before and after school care for any pupil who attends Ark Atwood. Breakfast Club will start at 7.45am through to the start of school day at 8.30am.

Our After School Playcentre will start at the end of the school day 4.00pm and continue through to 6.00pm.

Both of these provisions are run by an outside company called P3.


P3 is an after school/holiday service providing on-site play and sports activities. Our activities are fun, exciting and challenging. We aim to support and enhance children’s development by providing a fun and safe play environment for children that will support each child to learn and develop socially, physically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally.  Our service is flexible and reliable to support the needs of parents including, one off bookings, emergency bookings and regular days.  Payments can be made by cash, cheque, direct debit, child care vouchers and on-line visa payments. We are open from:-4:00pm to 6:00pm (term-time) and 8:00am to 6:00pm (holidays) a snack is provided. For further information please email: or visit the Play Manager Anya during play centre hours (4:00pm and 6:00pm).

Ark Atwood flyer 2018.pdf


School Meals

At Ark Atwood Primary Academy we value the importance of meal times. We are committed to provide a healthy and nutritious meal for every child alongside the experience of eating meals in a small group alongside adults.

Pupils will learn table manners, how to hold cutlery properly, how to lay a table and have opportunity to experience discussion and dialogue over dinner with support from staff. We place great importance on all our pupils learning these important social skills and therefore this is a part of the school day which is planned for and shared with teachers and other adults.

Once a week pupils who have displayed excellent table manners will be invited to sit at the Headteacher’s table as a reward for their effort and positive contributions during meal times.

Each term we invite parents and carers to join us and share this experience with us. This gives you the opportunity to taste our fantastic food whilst sharing the experience of Atwood family dining first hand.

Lunchtimes flyer.pdf



Ordering School Meals

All school meals are ordered online via WisePay. When ordering your child’s lunches you have the choice of ordering your child’s school meals in one go for the whole of the half term or you can order weekly or a couple weeks at a time. If you decide to order school meals weekly, then please follow the deadlines below for ordering school lunches.

If you do not order your child’s lunch within the required deadline for each week then your child will automatically will be given the vegetarian option on the days that lunches haven’t been ordered.

Visit the WisePay website to order your child's school meals.


Free School Meals

Some parents may be entitled to receive free school meals for their children. In order to determine if you are eligible please check the requirements on the Westminster City Council Free School Meals page.

If you meet the requirements and would like to apply then please fill in the application form below and return it to the school along with your evidence.

Application form