School Day

The school day starts at 8.50am for Key Stage Two children and 8.55am for Foundation Stage and Key Stage One children. The school gates and doors open at 8.40am. Registration is complete by 9am.

School finishes at 3.15pm for all children with the school gates opening at 3.10pm.

Getting to and from 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. Our top gate entrance is for walkers only as the adjoining road is private to residents. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely.

Alternatively, we have cycle sheds to store bikes and scooters. Children are required to wear helmets and hi-visibility vests when coming to and from school. They should use only the paths when they are on site and push vehicles once through the school gates. Bikes and scooters need locking up when leaving them.

The car park is for staff and visitor use only. Should you need to drop your child off at the school door please arrange this with the school office who will issue you with a parking permit. The main school gates are closed before 8.40am, between 9.05am and 3.05am and again after 3.30pm.

Playtimes

We make full use of our extensive grounds with the children having access to three play areas: a quiet area, a playground for football and ball games and a playground for basketball and other playground games.

Children in Key Stage Two classes organise the playground provision at playtime and lunchtimes. They are Kit Controllers; organising all the play equipment such as hula hoops, balls and games; Referees for games and Rights Keepers who mediate any conflicts that occur and lead games for the younger children.

  • Morning break is from 10.45am – 11am.
  • Afternoon break is 10 minutes for Key Stage Two children and 15minutes for Key Stage One children. We operate flexible playtimes whereby each class takes a break at an appropriate point in the afternoon so as to maintain the flow of learning.

We operate a wet playtime policy whereby children play out whatever the weather so long as it is safe. Children wear clothing appropriate to the weather conditions and we recommend wellies/boots and umbrellas!

Foundation Stage have break times which are quite flexible. These are in their own outdoor area and they join the older children at lunchtime.

Children may bring a toy to school to play with on Thursdays. The toy must be of a suitable size that it will fit in the children’s trays. It must be appropriate for the age of your child and not be harmful.