Halton Community Combined School

Together, our community

inspires a love of learning and

enables children to find their voice.

September 2021

Changes to the school day from September 2021:


Please find below all of the information regarding our plans for the general day to day running of the school for the new academic year. It is possible that this information may change as a result of any government guidance however we will keep this page updated and inform you of any significant changes that we may need to make.

Keeping safe:


This is obviously our number one priority and a lot of time and thought has gone in to making our plans robust and safe. Whilst many restrictions imposed last year have now been lifted, the Senior Leadership Team have drawn up a very detailed risk assessment which has been shared with all staff. Our plans mitigate the risks posed to schools in particular, taking in to account things like: allocated time in the school day for extra hand washing, use of the communal areas, start and finish times, break and lunch times. We will constantly be reviewing our practice to ensure that we are providing your child with the right education in the safest of environments.​

Drop off:


We have grouped the classes together and each group has a designated time for arriving at school:

Pre-school: 8:25
Reception: 9:00            
Year 1, Year 3, Year 5: 8:50             
Year 2, Year 4, Year 6: 8:40
Each year group will have a specific place to wait in the morning where they will be collected by their class teacher.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: Blue floored area next to the Bluebells playground.
Year 3 and Year 4: Under the gazebo next to the school office.
Year 5 and Year 6: Inside the main school building, by the door leading to Upper School.

One-way system:

We will continue to use a one-way system for entering and leaving the school site. All parents and children will enter using the pedestrian gate and down the sloped path. Parents of children in Years 1 to 6 will leave their children at the end of the sloped path (shown by the star in the diagram below), where a member of staff will guide the children to the correct waiting area.
Anyone leaving the school site will do so via the car park gate as indicated in the diagram below:

Having dropped your child off, it is important that parents leave the school site promptly and do not congregate as there is a risk of you blocking the entrances and exits. School staff will assist the children in getting safely to their classroom. Parents of children in Reception can wait with their child in the waiting area before they are collected by Mrs Dawkins or Mrs Harris.


Pick up:


We have staggered the pick up times to avoid congestion. Parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are to wait on the area with the blue flooring next to the Bluebells playground. Parents of children in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 are to wait on the grassed area next to the school building or on the path outside of the school gates. Your child's teacher will bring the children out to you at the following times:

Reception: 3:15            
Year 1: 3:30             
Year 2: 3:20              
Year 3: 3:30             
Year 4: 3:20             
Year 5: 3:30            
Year 6: 3:20

Please ensure you leave the school site promptly once you have collected your child. 

If your child is walking home by themselves after school, please make sure that you have informed us of this. We would also like you to speak to your child so that they know that it's important to walk straight home. 

​Any parents who are finding themselves having to be in two places at the same time, please collect your youngest child first and then come to the front of the school where the other classes will be waiting.
A reminder that dogs are not allowed on the school site and should not be brought inside the school gates.

Kids Kapers (breakfast and after school club)

Morning session: 7:30 - 9:00
​Afternoon session: 3:15 - 6:00

Children must be booked in to a session before they attend. To enquire about spaces or to find out more information, please click on the following link: Kids Kapers or contact Mrs Sarah Stobbs using



Every class will have a 1 hour lunch break and all children will have the option of a hot meal if they wish to have one.

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will continue to be offered a free hot meal every day, as are the Key Stage 2 children who are entitled to Free School Meals. Children in Key Stage 2 who would like to purchase a hot meal will order on the day however you must ensure that your Parent Pay account has enough funds to pay for the meal. The hot meal menu is on a 3-week rotation and can be found on the 'school lunches' page on the school website.


All children need to be in full uniform including the correct footwear and PE kit. Please click on the following link to find out how to order new items from our supplier

PE Kit:

Your child will need to come to school wearing their PE kit on the correct day. As the weather turns colder they can wear their school jumper or cardigan on top of their PE kit, as well as tracksuit trousers.
PE days: 
Monday: Year 2
Tuesday: Year 3
Wednesday: Year 4
Thursday: Year 5 (pm)
Friday: Reception (am), Year 1 (am), Year 6 (pm)

Hand washing:

We have several hand sanitiser stations around the school in addition to timetabling opportunities for regular hand washing throughout the school day. Please help us to encourage your children to continue to wash their hands thoroughly and to keep themselves clean. We will also continue to be promoting good hygiene around the use of tissues for sneezes and coughs.

Homework and reading books:

All homework tasks will be set using our online learning platform, Seesaw. Your child's login details should be the same as they were last year however we have seen that login details can stop working if your account is inactive for a period of time. Your child's teacher will reissue their login details in September. In addition, any new children will be provided with their login details in the first week back in September.

Please note that in the event of school closure or your child having to isolate, their home learning will be set using Seesaw. It is really important that you know your child's login to be able to access any work set for them.


Positive learning behaviours are crucial to successful learning and we will continue to encourage this at all times. Our behaviour management system will remain the same with the children rewarded with Dojo Points towards their merit certificate for displaying good behaviour during the day. Negative behaviour will continue to be addressed using the verbal warning and card system. As always, we will continue to work with you to model the behaviours that we expect in school.

A paper copy of the Home School Agreement will be sent to you in September and this will need to be returned to your child's teacher. 

Contacting us:

Parents will be allowed to enter the building and speak to the office staff directly however we would prefer for you to keep this to a minimum and only when it is absolutely necessary. You can contact us via 01296 622264 or and we will be able to help you. 

Page last updated: 15th August 2021