Key Stage One
Morning Session: 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon
Afternoon Session: 1.10 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Key Stage Two
Morning Session: 9.00 a.m. to 12.05 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1.05 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Children should not arrive in the playground before 8.45 a.m. or later than 8.55 a.m. for the morning session. The teachers on duty for the day will ring the bell at 9.00 a.m. as a signal for the children to stand still and each class enters school under the direction of staff. We insist that the children come into school in a safe, quiet and orderly manner with consideration for one another. We do ask parents to be sensitive to the problems and to ensure that their presence does not make it difficult for the teacher to assemble the children or to restrict access to the building.
If children are late for school they should report to a member of staff as soon as possible and give a reason for their late arrival. These cases are followed up and parents are notified if the explanation is not satisfactory. Parents bringing children to school later than the normal session time should report to reception to ensure that a member of staff has recorded the child’s arrival.
We are required by DFES regulations to record all absences and the reason for absence in the class register. Parents are requested to write or telephone as early as possible whenever children are absent, stating the reason. No holidays will be authorised during term time. However, this is not a statutory right and we would ask that wherever possible holidays are taken during the normal school breaks.
Parents who bring children to school by car should use the pedestrian entrance on Heron Way (not the car park entrance). Please do not bring children by car to the Alice Street entrance or wait in your car on Fielding Lane near the school crossing patrol.
In cases of emergency or on exceptional occasions where parents are unavoidably delayed and cannot collect children at 3.30 p.m., children may remain in school until a responsible person arrives. However, we are not able to supervise children after 3.30 p.m. on a regular basis or where other arrangements could have been made in advance.