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Halton Community Combined School

Together, our community

inspires a love of learning and

enables children to find their voice.

The School Day

Our School Day:

We are currently operating 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, it also allows the children to have a calm start to the day.
 
Start times:
Pre-school: 8:25
Reception: 9:00
Year 1, Year 3, Year 5: 8:50
Year 2, Year 4, Year 6: 8:40

Morning Break
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.

Assemblies
Whole school assemblies take place at 09.15 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.

Lunch
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
In the morning there are designated places for children to wait before they are collected by their teacher.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2: They wait on the blue floored area next to the Bluebells' playground.
Year 3 and Year 4: They wait under the gazebo 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, Mrs Allen and Mr Page 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.
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