Teachers in KS1 and Reception collect their classes from the playground at 8:55a.m. KS2 children go directly up the stairs to classes at 8:55a.m. Nursery children enter directly through the Nursery door after 8:30a.m. Parents/carers are asked to make sure that their children are on time, as arriving late can be upsetting for the children and can disrupt the smooth running of their classes. If, however, a child is late, parents/carers should take their child to the office for registration.
School finishes at 3.15 pm. All classes are dismissed 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. Any child not met by 3.20pm will be taken to the foyer where they will be supervised until collected.
Children are provided with water during the day and milk is given to Foundation Stage and those in Key Stage 1. Fruit is given out daily and we ask for a donation of 50p per week.
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.