The School Day

Ark Atwood Primary Academy runs from 8:25am to 3.40pm, Mondays to Fridays. During the school day, we cover the breadth of the National Curriculum as well as running assesmblies and providing enrichment often through external providers.

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



We run a variety of clubs and activities - these change year on year but include sports,art and crafts and academic clubs. In recent years, we have reintroduced the Atwood Girls and Boys Football Teams who play matches against other schools.


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 starts at 7:45am through to the start of school day at 8:30am.

Our After-School Playcentre start at the end of the school day and continues through to 5.50pm.

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. Their activities are fun, exciting and challenging. They 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. The 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 creating an account. They are open from 3.50pm to 5.50pm (term-time) and 8am to 6pm (holidays), and a snack is provided. For further information please email: or visit  a member of the play team during play centre hours (4pm - 6pm).

Find out more: Ark Atwood flyer MB 19-20.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 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.

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 of 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 main 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 Westminster City Council along with your evidence, to the address stated on the form.

Application form