Our School Day
The school day starts at 8.45 a.m. for all pupils and finishes at 3.15 p.m. for Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 and 3.25 p.m. for Key Stage 2.
Pupils in Years 1- 6 have break from 10.30 a.m - 10.45 a.m. every day. Pupils in Foundation Stage have more flexible break times.
Assemblies take place at 09.15 Monday - Thursday and there is a whole school merit assembly every Friday at 09.00. Parents are invited to attend the merit assembly whenever their child/ren are to be presented with a certificate.
Children in Foundation Stage have lunch at 12.00 p.m. Lunchtime begins at 12.20 p.m. for Years 1-6 and finishes at 1.20 p.m. for all pupils.
Drop Off and Collection
Parents of pupils in Foundation Stage and Years 1&2 are encouraged to wait in the school grounds near the Bluebells playground. At the beginning of the day, pupils are let in through the gate to the Lower School to be met by staff; children in Foundation Stage and Year 1 are brought to the gate by teaching staff at the end of the school day. Year 2 children are brought to the main door by their teacher at the end of the day, to avoid congestion.
Key Stage 2 pupils enter and exit the school through double doors at the main entrance where there is a small waiting area for parents and siblings.
Mrs Allen, the School's Family Support Coordinator, is outside at the beginning and end of every school day to chat to parents and the Head teacher is outside to greet pupils and parents whenever possible - strong links with parents and families are very important to us.
Getting to School
Walking to and from school is definitely the best option! The School actively encourages pupils to travel to school by sustainable means; many of our children walk, cycle or scoot to school and bike racks are provided.
In keeping with the school’s safeguarding policies, the School feels that no child under the age of 8 should be walking to or from school alone. To clarify this would mean all children up to and including Year 3.
The School’s policy is as follows:
If your child is Year 4 or over and you wish them to travel to or from school alone, we will ask you notify the School in writing. We would ask that you consider any risks associated with the school journey. The School will discuss any issues with you if we believe the risks are too high.
If your child is younger than Year 4 the school believes they are too young to make the school journey alone and therefore will need to be brought to and collected from school.
If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely. The school car park is for staff only and gates are locked, for the children's safety, at the beginning and end of the school day. Disabled parking is available.