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The Livity School Day

Here you can find information about various school policies and how the school day is laid out.  You can also see how the school is performing on the DfE School performance tables website

The school day is broken down as follows: 

8:30 – 8:55

Class Meetings

8:55 am

Children collected from the buses


Start of school day/lesson time

10:30 – 10:45am

Drink/play time

10:45 – 12:00/12:05

Lesson time

12:00 – 12:45pm

Dinner time KS1 and playtime KS2

12:45 – 1:30pm

Dinner time KS2 and playtime KS1

1:30 – 3:30pm

Lesson time (KS1 Play – 10 minutes)

3:30 – 3:45pm

Hall/End of school day

3:45 – 4:15pm

Class Preparation



Special Education Needs

All pupils are referred to the school through the Lambeth Special Educational Needs Panel. This includes pupils from outside Lambeth. 

It is expected that the school will receive written information about a child and have the opportunity to interview the child with his/her parents/carers. 

If the school can meet the needs of the child, the head teacher or deputy will arrange for a second visit when forms can be completed and an admission date agreed. 

The head teacher will notify the referring authority of the school’s decision to admit or indicate that it does not feel that it can meet the pupil’s needs. 

If the school decides to admit the child, the Local Authority will be notified of the admission date. On admission the basis of the placement will be clearly stated eg full time, part-time or assessment placement. 

 Children who are offered a place at The Livity School will be asked to come into school on the agreed morning at 10.00 am with their parents/carers. An  opportunity will be provided to meet the class teacher, other staff and to sort out any outstanding paper work. It will also be a time to meet either  the school bus driver or escort and organise agreed pick-up/drop off points. 

 Parents/carers are invited to stay as long as they wish for the morning in order to help induct their child. 

Children who need more time to be inducted into the school will have an individual programme organised for them by the parents/carers and school prior to the agreed start date. 

In the Early Years Class part-time placements are considered and agreed if it is in the best interest of the child. 

We welcome parents in the classroom and in the school. Those parents/carers of children in the Early Years are specifically encouraged to be involved, share, and take part in the child’s curriculum by physically being in the school. 

Children Absent From School

The Livity School expects all children to attend school regularly. Regular attendance at school will ensure that each pupil receives his/her entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. Parents are asked to give their child the best chance of a successful life by making sure as little school as possible is missed.  

Please follow the guidance below if for whatever reason your child is unable to attend school.

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If your child is unwell please ring the School Office before 10:00am stating the reason for their absence and explaining precisely what is wrong and any concerns. Always ring in on the first day of absence. 


Please let the School Office know either by letter or telephone, if your child has an appointment booked for the GP, hospital or clinic giving at least 24 hours notice.


The school’s Governing Body supports the school’s attempts to keep pupil attendance as high as possible and does not encourage children to miss any school during term time for a holiday. Therefore the Headteacher cannot formally agree to any parent/carer request excusing their child from school for the purpose of taking a holiday during term time. 

Health Reviews 

Health Reviews are held regularly with the School Doctor, School Nurse and Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher in attendance along with other professionals. In addition, Annual Health Reviews are arranged with the school, doctor, nurse and therapists for each child. 

Parents can contact the school nurse if they have any concerns. 

A dentist from Kings College Hospital visits the school regularly with the mobile dental unit, please check out the Dentist section of our website for more information. 

Children With Disabilities Team

Once a month a Social Worker from the Children With Disabilities Team holds a drop in session for parents to discuss any ideas they may have and request any relevant information that is available.

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