Our School Day
School commences at 9am to 12noon for the infant children and from 9am to 12.30pm for the junior children. In the afternoon school starts at 1.15pm and ends at 3.15pm. The nursery children join the school for this half-day session. There is a 15-minute break during the morning and a 10-minute playtime in the afternoon.
Punctuality is considered very important as it shows both good manners and responsibility. Your child should arrive at school between 8.45am and 8.55am when he or she will be greeted by the class teacher. Children should not arrive before 8.45am as no responsibility can be accepted for them before that time. The children should deposit their coats and bags in the cloakroom area for their class and then go out to play in the playground until the start of school is indicated by the ringing of the bell. If the weather is unsuitable for outside play children should remain in their own classrooms reading or waiting quietly until school starts.
Children should arrive at least five minutes before the start of school in order that no disruption to lessons occurs. Lessons commence promptly at 9am. If a pupil is late for the start of the school day they or parent or guardian must notify the secretary and sign the Late Book.
Early morning Breakfast Club runs every day between 8.10am and 8.45am. Pupils are supervised and entitled to a free breakfast of either toast or cereal and a drink of milk or juice.
To support working parents the school offers an after school child care service between 3.15pm and 4.15pm. There is a charge for the use of this service.
To ease congestion we would ask if parents would only enter the school building if they need to speak to a member of staff. This may be done through the secretary as teaching staff are often preparing for the school day at this time.
For the safety of your children, a road crossing patrol is stationed at the front of the school. It is important that children crossing the road avail themselves of this service at all times. Children using bicycles must wait with the pedestrian children so that they can be escorted safely across the road. Cars should be parked away from this area. If they are not then the duties of the road crossing patrol become more difficult.
We encourage pupils to cycle to school but they should not cycle to school independently until they have successfully completed the County Council’s safe cycling course. Instruction will be available for this when your child reaches Year 5. Children must wear a cycle helmet at all times when cycling to school. We have installed a cycle rack to the front of the school building where cycles may be stored during the school day.
School ends at 3.15pm and parents should wait for their children on the school yards and not in school buildings. Children travelling by car can be collected from the playground at the end of the day. It is of paramount importance that children and parents exercise the utmost care in the playground with vehicles at the end of the afternoon session. This is a concession on the part of the Governors. Parents entering the school grounds do so at their own risk and the Governors cannot be held responsible for any injury or accident that may occur inside the school curtilage.