The School Day
The Infant department is open from 8.50am.
Session times: 9:00am - 12 noon
1:00pm - 3:15pm (3.25pm Thursdays from church)
Break times Both infants and juniors have a 15 minute break each morning and have 1 hour for lunch.
The Junior department is open from 8.45am.
8:55am - 12 noon
1:00pm - 3:25pm (3.25pm Thursdays from church)
Start of the day
Teachers will stand at the door of the classroom entrances 10 minutes before the start of the day. We ask that you ensure your child is in school during this time. We use the ten minutes to engage children in early morning learning and therefore encourage you to bring them 10 minutes before the start of the official school day. For juniors, this would be from 8.45 am and for the infants this would be 8.50 am. Junior children will be late if they arrive after 8.55 am and infants will be late if they arrive after 9.00 am.
Dropping off children at the start of the day
Many children walk to school, which is good training and helps to develop road sense.
This amounts to 32.5 hours per week.
The 32.5 hour minimum expectation includes the time in each day from the official start of the school day (i.e. morning registration) to the official end to the compulsory school day (i.e. official home time). The 32.5 hour minimum includes breaks and lunch times as well as teaching time and any extra-curricular activities that all pupils are expected to attend. It does not include optional before or after school provision.
Parking near the school is very restricted so you need to park in a nearby road and walk to each school department entrance. Do not park directly outside the entrances of either department. It is not safe for children using these entrances at the start and end of the day if there are moving vehicles by the gates. There are clear road markings that show the no parking zones which we expect parents to abide with. Please be considerate to neighbours of the school and do not park on dropped kerb restricting their access. Please note that there is no parking in the church centre for school cars.
End of the Day
When Infant children are dismissed, staff will make sure that they see a parent or guardian who is responsible for them. In the event of an emergency, please phone the school if you are going to be late. At the end of the day children who have not been collected will wait in the reception area of their department and their names recorded. Persistent late collection will be reported to the Education Welfare Officer. For our Junior children, some parents may wish to allow their child to walk home without adult supervision and at their own discretion. Parents must put this in writing to inform the school. End of the day safeguarding procedure: If someone else is collecting your child on your behalf, either as a routine or a one-off arrangement, please ensure that this is communicated to the school in advance in writing or by talking directly to the teacher or school office. It is not school policy to allow children to be dismissed with anyone other than their parent or guardian, unless prior arrangements have been communicated.
Unfortunately, we can not rely on the children telling us of any arrangements and therefore need written or verbal communication to be in place from the adults.