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The School Day

We operate a soft start to the school day with pupils entering between 8:45 and 8:55 a.m. (gates open at 8.30 and close at 8.55).   The children go straight into class; Reception pupils and Year 1 via their outdoor learning space and Years 2 and 3 through the door next to the sensory garden and years 2-6 through the KS2 corridor door.  This staggered start helps to ensure there is a calm and swift start to the children’s learning activities and that school staff are able to give individualised attention where required.

Lunch runs from 12.00-1.00 for Reception and KS1 and from 12.10-1.10 for KS2.

The school day ends at 3:15pm for all children.  To help reduce congestion, parents are expected to collect their children promptly and leave the school site.  Pupils in Reception and Years 1 are dismissed from their classroom door and the rest of school are taken out onto the KS2 playground by staff to be collected.  If children have a sibling, they are welcome to come in and leave with their youngest sibling.

Children attend school for 6 hours and 30 minutes each day which equates to 32 hours and 30 minutes per week.


Should parents be confident that their child has the necessary skills and maturity and if they live nearby or are being dropped-off or collected from a suitable area close to the school, pupils in Years 5 and 6 may arrive at and leave school independently- written permission must be given.  However, they will not be permitted to take responsibility for younger siblings, who should still be dropped-off and collected by a parent or other suitable adult in person.  Should the school have cause for concern that any pupil in Year 5 or 6 is not demonstrating the necessary skills to make his or her way to and from school independently or concerns that the distance or nature of the journey represents an unacceptable risk, parents will be asked to ensure they are accompanied to and from the site.  Pupils may ride their bike or scooter to school but must not use their bike or scooter in the playground- these must be walked to the appropriate storage space. Pupils may only cycle to school unaccompanied, once they have passed their cycling proficiency and whilst wearing a cycle helmet.

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