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About our school

Benhall Infant School and Pre-School is situated on Robert Burns Avenue, Benhall, Cheltenham.  We share our grounds with St Marks Junior School, which affords the children the opportunity to use the field adjacent to the playground for playtimes and outdoor learning.

Our Governor Run Pre-School is an integral part of school, managed by Mrs Bennett. There are opportunities for the children to visit the school building and grounds throughout the year in order to establish close links between the Pre-School and our reception classes.   This supports a seamless transition for the children when they start school.

At school, there are two classes in each year group.  The year group teams work with all the children across both classes and there are opportunities for the children to mix with one another in learning and in play.

The majority of our children move onto St Mark's Junior School to continue their learning journey at year 3.  We are working closely with Mrs Fitch and her team to establish links between our year 2 classes and St Marks throughout the school year.  

A Typical School Day  Our day starts at 8.45 and ends a 3.05pm.  At present all children have access to learning 30 hours per week excluding the soft start.  There are 32.5 hours of learning time in our school week for all pupils.

The school gates open to parents and children at 8.30am.
Classroom doors open at 8.45am - Teaching staff greet the children and support them in a learning challenge
Register closes at 8.50am
9am - Phonics
Daily Mile - KS1
Learning Time
Assembly 11.15am - 11.45am
Lunchtime 12 - 1pm including focus Personal Development targets
Learning time
School ends at 3.05pm