School Hours

Children engaged in early morning activities.

Children engaged in early morning activities.

Attendance Ted waiting to see who he will get to visit this week...

Attendance Ted waiting to see who he will get to visit this week...

Infants (Reception and Key Stage 1) 8.40am -12.00pm then 1.00pm - 3.10pm.

Juniors (Key Stage 2) 8.40am -12.10pm then 1.10pm - 3.15pm.

There is a fifteen-minute recreational break during the morning session for all pupils and an afternoon break, of equal amount, for Key Stage 1 pupils.

Supervision is provided from 8.40am from which time children can begin arriving at school in preparation for the start of the school day which begins promptly at 8.50am. Children in Oak class are met at the gate by a member of staff. They are able to enter via the front or back entrance where they will say goodbye to their parents. Any child arriving after 8.50am should be dropped at the front gate and give a reason for their lateness, then report to the school office, where they will be signed in and a late mark applied. Children arriving after registration closes at 9am will have their lateness marked as unauthorised.

At the end of the day children in Oak Class will not be released until collected from the classroom by their parent, carer or named responsible adult.

Children in Ash, Beech and Rowan classes will be escorted onto their playground by their teacher and handed over to their parent, carer or named responsible adult.

Pupils in Years 4 and 5, will wait at their classroom door until they see the adult collecting them. With parents permission, pupils in Year 6 are able to walk home on their own.


Our New Attendance Initiative

'Morning Activities' take place before the register therefore, this is a crucial time for your child and their learning. As an incentive, to support pupils with attending school every day, and for arriving punctually, each week, during celebration assembly, the class with the highest percentage of attendance and the class with the least 'lates', receive 5 minutes additional break time. The class with the highest attendance also have attendance Ted visit their classroom for the week. 

Parents need to be aware that persistent lateness may result in a referral to the Attendance Service who may take further action including the issue of a penalty notice.

It is important that children are not late for school. Late arrival in the classroom disrupts lessons and can be upsetting for your child. Learning and activities happen from the moment your child steps through your do, as do carefully planned interventions and discussions.


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