The School Day

Early Years Foundation Stage

8.45am Doors open to Children

8.50am Registration/school day begins

8.55am -11.45am Morning Sessions

11.45am -12.45pm Lunch

12.45pm -3.20pm Afternoon sessions

3.20pm End of day

Key Stage 1 and 2

8.45am – Doors open to children

8.50am Registration/school day begins

8.55am -12.15pm – Morning sessions

12.15-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-1.15pm – Assembly (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)

1.15-3.25pm – Afternoon sessions

3.25pm – End of day

Start of the day

At 8:30am, the front and rear entrance gates will be opened and the site will be accessible for children and families. Please note, the school doors do not open until 8.45am and it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure children are supervised, at all times, until a member of staff opens the doors at 8.45am.

In Reception, parents will be able to walk with their children down to the classroom door ready for 8:45am. At 8:45am, a member of EYFS team will unlock the classroom door and greet the children. There will also be support staff on the classroom doors.

The official start time for all children is 8:50am.

End of the day

The front and rear gates will be opened at 3.10pm and the site will then be accessible for families.

Reception children can be collected at 3.20pm from the Reception classroom door, located to the side of the main building .

Key stage 1 and 2 children will finish at 3:25pm. Children will exit school, escorted by their class teacher and gather on the main playground. From here, children will only be released when they notify the teacher of their parent and the teacher sees this adult.

Class teachers are responsible for the orderly dismissal of pupils from their classrooms and we kindly ask that parents do not congregate near exits so that teachers/teaching assistants are able to safely hand over care of the child to the waiting parent/carer.

Teachers/Teaching Assistants will only release the child when visual confirmation of the collecting adult has been made and will visually track the child to see that they meet the adult.

Please note, if you are unable to collect your child and have arranged for another relative to collect them, please contact the school office in advance of the end of school day and ensure you share with that relative the ‘collection password’ registered on the child’s records. For safeguarding, we cannot allow collection by unfamiliar adults without prior notification.

Children in Years 5 & 6 are only allowed to walk home alone with written permission from parents and agreement from the Head Teacher that they are safe to do so.

Message to parents

In order for the morning/ afternoon schedule to run smoothly please, do not request to speak to the class teacher when dropping off or collecting your child. To arrange an appointment, or to pass on information please follow the schools communication protocols or contact the school office via telephone (Tel: 0121 359 9973) or via email (E: