Times of the School Day

The beginning of the school day is 8.55am

Children and parents are asked to arrive after 8.30am, unless they are attending a pre-arranged before school club. Parents are responsible for their child’s punctuality.

Children on the playground before 8.45am must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Parents are responsible for their child’s safety until a teacher assumes responsibility at 8.45am.

The bell for the start of the day rings at 8.50am. Children in Years 2-6 are asked to line up in their class groups. Children arriving later than 9.00am will be marked late in the attendance register. During wet weather children are welcome into school from 8.45am.

Parents of children in Year 1 are welcome to accompany their child into school. Parents of children attending Nursery or Reception MUST accompany their child into school.

Parents of children in Years 2 to 6 are asked to allow their children to enter school unaccompanied in order for lessons to start punctually (unless there is a specific need for the child to be accompanied). This also allows children greater independence and encourages them to take responsibility for their belongings in school.

The school day ends at 3.10pm.

Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 are to be collected from the appropriate classroom or entrance. Where possible, please leave pushchairs outside to avoid congestion in the narrow corridors. Children will not be permitted to leave unless accompanied by a known adult.

Parents of children in Years 2 to 6 are kindly requested NOT to collect their children from within the school and are asked to wait outside in the playground. The corridors and stairs are narrow and we must endeavour to avoid congestion; your cooperation in this would be appreciated. Our main concern is the safety of your children.

Teachers will be available to speak with parents at pre-arranged times that are convenient to both parties (unless there is a specific need for the teacher to see the parent).

If you are delayed or there is a change in collection arrangements the school office must be notified as soon as possible and before the end of the school day.

The playground is not supervised after school and parents are responsible for the safety of their child after 3.10 pm.

If a child is not collected promptly, and no contact has been made by a parent, non-collection procedures will be followed.

If a child stays after 3.10pm, for any extracurricular activity, we will ask parents for their permission.

If children have to be collected during the school day, parents (or another responsible adult) must sign the child out at the office.

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