DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION

Schools' Operation

Working hours

Lessons in Primary and Pre-Primary Schools start at 7:45 a.m. and finish at 1:05 p.m. In All-Day Primary and Pre-Primary Schools lessons continue until 4:00 p.m.

The headteacher of the school can give orders to pupils to leave school earlier than the appropriate time:
a) after the consent of the Director of Primary Education
b) after his own initiative so as to prevent an upcoming danger (e.g. storm, fire), or to face any unexpected serious situation.

Pupils with special needs of all sectors can leave the school so as to attend treatment, after the approval of the Director of Primary Education.

Pre-Primary and special education pupils are not allowed to leave the school before the appropriate time without being accompanied by their parents or guardians. In the case of upcoming dangers or other unexpected serious situations the procedure is the same as that followed by primary schools.

Teachers arrive at school at least 15 minutes before lessons start and leave after lessons finish, given that they take all necessary actions for all the pupils to leave the school safe.

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