Our School Day
Drop-off and collection:
School starts at 8.55 and finishes at 3.15.
At the beginning of the school day, children in Year 1 - 6 enter the school via the door next to the main entrance. this is supervised by a member of staff between 8.45 and 8.55am. Due to safety considerations, children should not be on site before 8.30am.
At the end of the school day, parents are welcome onto the playground. Children are dismissed by their class teacher on the playground to their parents. This informal daily contact also helps us to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. Please note that we do not allow children to walk home alone without a parent or responsible adult until they reach Year 6.
If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Children have a 20 minute morning break, taken at any time to suit the needs of the children. This also means that the children are not playing on a crowded playground and because their teacher/TA are supervising every day, their social skills and play skills are well supported.
Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have lunch at 12.25.
Y3 – Y6 children begin their break at 12.30.
Lunchtime starts at 12.25 for Infants & 12.30 for Juniors and ends for all at 1.25pm.
Infants have an afternoon playtime.
Staff are `on duty’ for ten minutes before school commences at 8.45am and for ten minutes after the end of the school day at 3.15pm. We therefore ask you not to allow your children to arrive too early and to be prompt, please, in collecting them.
There is also supervision during the morning break by teachers and during the lunch hour by a team of lunchtime supervisors.
If at any time you wish to change the usual arrangements for dropping off or collecting your child, we ask you to let the class teacher know in writing please, or in emergencies by telephoning the school.
Getting to school:
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have bike-racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.