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School Routines and Procedures

THE SCHOOL DAY:

The fixed points of the school day are as follows:

Nursery:

08.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m OR 12.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.

KS 1 (Reception, Years 1 & 2)

8.55 a.m. - School begins

10.30 to 10.45 a.m. - Morning playtime

11.45 to 1.00 p.m. - Lunch break

2.35 to 2.45 p.m. - Afternoon playtime

3.30 p.m. - School finishes

KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6):

8.55 a.m. - School begins

10.30 to 10.45 a.m. - Morning playtime

12.00 to 1.00 p.m. - Lunch break

3.30 p.m. - School finishes

Children are asked not to arrive before 8.45am, unless they are attending the Breakfast Club. We cannot responsibility for their safety before this time. From 8.45 a.m. a member of staff is on duty in the playground and rings the bell. On wet and snowy days, children may wait in the main hall from 8.45 a.m. onwards.

The school’s responsibility ends when they are returned at 3.30p.m, unless they are attending an extended curriclum club or staying in the afterschool child-care club. If you are late due to an emergency please ring the school. Your child will wait outside the Head’s office.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

It is essential that we are able to contact you in case of emergency.  Please notify the school office of any changes to personal details immediately – including change of mobile telephone number, address, job etc.

It is equally important that we have your correct email address – this will allow us to communicate with you by email via the Parents2Teachers system.

In an emergency if a child is taken to hospital the doctor’s will refuse to treat your child without your consent.  Therefore it is essential for us to have a contact number for you at all times.

DROPPING AND COLLECTING CHILDREN

Parents take full and due responsibility and care to ensure that their child arrives safely at school each morning. Where children walk to school it is understood by the school that parents ensure that their child takes the safest route to school as is possible and that they are accompanied to school by a responsible adult.

Parents are advised to talk to children about road safety even if children are accompanied to school by an adult.

In Year 6, parents may decide that their child is capable of walking to or from school without an adult, particularly if they live very close to the school and do not need to cross any major roads.

Parents who are collecting children from classes in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 should wait near the classroom or cloakroom door and wait for the teacher to call them to collect their child.  Year 4, 5 and Year 6 classes are led out into the playground where they will be collected by parents from their teacher. Parents must not take their child without informing the teacher. It is important that both teacher and child know which adult will be collecting the child at the end of the school day so please inform the school in advance of any changes. If a change is made without informing the school, it will be necessary to contact the parent for confirmation

Please also refer to the "CHILDREN WALKING TO/FROM SCHOOL ALONE & COLLECTION OF CHILDREN AT HOMETIME" Policy in the "Policies" Page.

BREAKFAST CLUB

The Breakfast Club operates from Monday to Friday from 8.00am until the school day begins at 8.55am.

Children are provided with a healthy breakfast and drink and have the opportunity to take part in activities in preparation for the school day.

There is a nominal charge for this provision. 

More information can be found on the “Breakfast Club” Page.

AFTER SCHOOL PROVISION

Parents may leave their children in the after school club for a nominal fee.  The After School Club operates in the Nursery from 3.30 – 5.30pm daily, during term-time.

Activities include board games, cooking, sports, art & craft, books, competitions and homework. Children are provided with a healthy snack during the session.

More information can be found on the “After School Child Care Provision” Page.

READING

Book bags with school logo are available from school office

We place great emphasis on reading in school.  Children will be allowed to bring their reading books home so that you may help them also.  Books are very expensive and we ask you to ensure that books are always cared for and kept in a bag to and from school.  Should any book be torn or in poor condition when it is returned, we will ask parents to pay for the cost of replacing the damaged book.

PARENT/TEACHER MEETINGS

Please contact the school to make an appointment.

Teachers also like to meet parents, but as they have a class to attend to, they are not normally available in school time. Appointments can be made to see the teacher for a short time at 3.40 p.m.  We also have open evenings during the school year when parents can discuss their child's progress and schoolwork with the teacher.

In case of emergency please report to the office, the Administrator will help you.  Please make a note and remember your child’s class and teacher’s name. 

LUNCH TIME

Your child may stay for school dinners, bring a packed lunch, or return home at lunchtime. 

Dinner money for the week must be paid in full on Monday morning. Collection box can be found on the wall outside the main office.  If your child is absent on Monday then it must be paid on the day of return.  Money must be sealed in an envelope, WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME & CLASS CLEARLY MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE.  All KS1 children will receive a free school meal.

Food brought to school, as a packed lunch should be healthy.  The container should be marked with your child's name and class.  Please give children, pure fruit juice, milk shakes or water drinks with their packed lunch.  No glass bottles please coloured OR fizzy drinks.  Crisps, chocolates and sweets are not allowed.

If your child returns home at lunchtime, they must be collected by an adult at 12.00 p.m. Children who go home to dinner should return to school by 1.00 p.m.

More information can be found on the “School Meals” Page.