The children are collected from the yard and taken into class at 8.45am. Any children arriving after this time are classed as 'late' and need to be signed in through the main school office. Gates are closed at 9am sharply to allow parents time to leave the premises.
School finishes at 3.15 pm. Children are dismissed from their class by their teachers, who hand children over to their parents/carers who are collecting them. In the interests of safety, if a parent/carer has given permission for their child to walk home, the school needs to be informed of this by parents signing a permission form which will be stored electronically on the school system. Any child not collected by 3.20pm will have their parent phoned and they will be supervised until collected.
Children are encouraged to bring a refillable bottle for water during the day and milk is given to Foundation Stage and those in Key Stage 1. Fruit is given out daily to EYFS and KS1 pupils.
Attendance and Punctuality
Good attendance is very important for every child and it is a responsibility shared by parents/carers, children and staff. Through regular attendance pupils gain both educationally and socially, by taking a full part in school life with their friends.
We need to ensure that pupils attend school as regularly as possible - every day really matters. It may be necessary for children to be absent due to illness or for some other reason. In this event, parents/carers are asked to inform the school by telephone as soon as possible.
Punctuality, too, is very important: children who arrive late, are missing vital sections of their own education and, disrupt that of other pupils. If a child needs to leave school early due to a medical appointment, parents/carers are requested to tell the school in advance. On the day of the appointment , parents/carers should report to the school office where they will be asked to sign their child out of school.
Holidays in school time are not allowed, by law, except under exceptional circumstances. Good attendance is rewarded both weekly and termly.
All parents/carers are provided with a copy of the school's Attendance and Punctuality Policy.