Our School Day:
We operate a staggered start and end to our day. As well as ensuring that there are not too many people crowded together on site at the same time, or that the local roads and car parks are not too congested, it also allows the children to have a calm start to the day.
Start times (compulsory):
8.40: Year 2, Year 4, Year 6
8.45: Year 1, Year 3, Year 5
3.20: Year 2, Year 4, Year 6
3.25: Year 1, Year 3, Year 5
This means a total of 33 hours and 20 minutes per week for Years 1 to Year 6 and 32 hours and 5 minutes for Reception.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3 have break from 10.15 a.m - 10.30 a.m. whilst pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 have break from 10.35 a.m - 10.50 a.m. Pupils in Foundation Stage have more flexible break times.
Whole school assemblies take place at 9.00 every Monday and Friday. On Monday the focus is usually our current value and we share ways that we can display this value throughout the week. Friday assembly is used to celebrate our achievements together. On Wednesday each class has their own assembly during which time the children can talk about any relevant issues with their teacher and their peers.
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.
Our hot meals are cooked on site by our catering contractors, Fresh Start, who are able to offer your child a wide range of delicious, freshly cooked food. Please email the office for more information about ordering your child's lunch.
Drop Off and Collection
In the morning there are designated places for children to wait before they are collected by their teacher.
Reception: They wait on the blue floored area next to the Bluebells' playground and parents are allowed to wait with them.
Year 1 and Year 2: They wait by the wooden fence next to the outdoor classroom.
Year 3 and Year 4: They wait next to the school office.
Year 5 and Year 6: Will wait inside the car park boundary and will then be sent into the main building by Mrs Allen, the school's Family Support Coordinator.
Mr Horsfield and Mrs Allen are outside at the beginning and end of the school day to chat to parents and to greet pupils 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 for children walking home alone 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.
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. Reception parents will wait with their child on the blue-floored area next to the Bluebell's playground.
Anyone leaving the school site will do so via the car park gate as indicated in the diagram below: