The school day starts at 8.40 am. Please bring your child directly to their reception classroom. Help them to find their coat peg and then come into the classroom. Your child is late if they arrive to school after 8.50 am. If they are late please ensure they enter the school by the school office. This ensures they are registered present and their dinner arrangement recorded. It is essential that we accurately record your child is safe in school and avoids any upset when we make a telephone call to say your child is not in school. For further information about attendance and lateness please see our Attendance Matters section. The link has been provided below.
School finishes at 3.20 pm. Please be prompt to collect your child as it can be distressing for a child to be collected late. Your child's teacher will remain in the classroom until 3.30 pm after this your child will need to be collected from the school downstairs hall. Persistent lateness to collect your child will be followed up in school with a meeting with a senior leader.
At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the classroom. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Early Bird in Reception
When you bring your child into the classroom we would like you to stay for about 10 minutes and can take part in our Early Bird Activities. To begin with this maybe something as simple as name writing with your child or sharing a book with your child. As the year progresses your child may have an area of learning that we would like to focus on and so the activity maybe something like recognising numbers or reading particular words. Your class teacher will keep you informed of what activities your child needs.
Children in the Reception classes start their lunches at 11.30 am.
We request that home dinner children do not return to school before 12.30 p.m. However, please ensure that they are not late.
Getting to school
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely. Please do not park on our yellow zig-zag lines.
A prompt start helps your child to learn. Your child could lose days of their education if they are regularly late. Please get them up and get them here on time and ready to learn.