For updated timings and pick up / drop off arrangements that have changed due to the coronovirus pandemic, please see individual year group class blogs. These contain information about where and when to drop off / pick up your children.
If you need any help, please contact the school office on 02392 475904.
What Time Does School Start And End?
School starts at 8:50 and ends at 3:05 for Reception and Year 1 and 3:10 for all other children.
The school doors will be open from 8.40 and children are welcomed in to their classrooms.
Where do I drop off and pick up from?
The school gates open at 8:40 for children and parents to enter the playground for the start of the school 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 available. 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. 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.
If you are late to school, please enter via the 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 school staff to discuss issues you may be having in getting to school on time.
If your child is unwell, please phone the Office to leave a message before 9:15am. 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 progress; the better the attendance, the greater the progress.
If attendance falls significantly below 95%, this will result in a meeting with school staff to discuss any issues you may be having with getting your child to school.
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 Office. For further details on our Term Time Holiday Policy, please visit the policies section.
After extensive pupil conferencing, we have decided to move from traditional play times to flexible brain breaks. Teachers are free to decide when their classes need a brain break and take them, this allows for extended learning sessions. During brain breaks children choose, with their teacher, the activities they would like to do for example; mindfulness, traditional play ground games, ring games, ball games, multi-skills etc.
Every class is provided with a a fruit bowl and children are allowed to take a healthy snack when they are hungry.
We are lucky to have a set of enthusiastic play mentors that work with the children during lunchtimes. They plan activities for the children and teach them how to play games, interact with their peers and ensure that no child is left without something fun to do at lunchtime.