The School Day

What Time Does School Start And End?

School starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:00 for Reception and 3:10 for all other children.

Where Do I Drop Off And Pick Up From?

The school gates open at 8:30 for children and parents to enter the playground for the start of the school day.  Parents are welcome on all playgrounds, whether your children be in Key Stage One or Two. Parents of Reception and Key Stage One children need to stay with them until the whistle blows at 8:45 to signal the start of the day. During this time parents are responsible for their children, so please do not allow them to ride bikes/scooters or to climb on the outdoor equipment. Teachers are also on duty during this time and will carefully supervise those children who have come to school on their own. 

For children riding bikes and scooters to school, there is a bike shed on the Key Stage Two playground. The school gates are locked during the day; however, bikes and scooters are left at the owner's own risk. We therefore suggest a bike lock is a sensible precaution.

At the end of the school day, the gates open at 2:55 to allow parents on to the playground to meet their children at their classroom door. Staff will not allow any Key Stage One children to be collected by primary school age siblings, anyone who is not an agreed regular person or by any other parent unless pre-notified. If you need someone else to pick your child up, please let the staff know in the morning or leave a message with the Welcome Office. In order to maintain the safety of the children, if we have not been notified in a change of collection we will always phone parents to confirm. For additional safety, in certain circumstances we can organise a password system - please speak to the Headteacher to organise this. 

What Should I Do If I Am Late?

If you are late to school, please enter via the Welcome Office to be signed in. The beginning of the day is very important because the day's learning is set out right at the start. If you are continuously late this could have significant impact on your child's day and the progress they make. Persistent lateness will result in a meeting with the Headteacher to discuss issues you may be having in getting to school on time.

What Should I Do If My Child Is Unwell?

If your child is unwell, please phone the Welcome Office to leave a message before 9:30am. If your child is unwell during the school day we will phone you if they are too unwell to remain at school. Please could you ensure that all contact details are kept up-to-date in order to make this process easier.

The national target for attendance is 95%. This is closely monitored for all children as there is a clear correspondence between attendance and progres:  the better the attendance, the greater the progress. If attendance falls significantly below 95%, this will result in a meeting with the Headteacher to discuss any issues you may be having with getting your child to school. 

Can We Take A Term Time Holiday?

The school policy does not allow for any term time holidays to be taken. Authorisation for days off in exceptional circumstances may be given. In either case, please collect and fill out a Withdrawal From Learning Form from the Welcome Office. For further details on our Term Time Holiday Policy, please visit the Policies section.