We operate a ‘Soft Start’ approach to the beginning of the school day. Doors open at 8.45 and children may come into school at any point between 8.45 and 8.55am. After 8.55 children are classed as ‘late’ and must enter via the school reception.
Morning session: 8.55 am – 12.15 pm
For the autumn/spring terms parents of the Foundation children (only) are invited to come into school, with their child between 8.45 – 8.55. This helps them to settle into the school day in a relaxed and informal way.
Afternoon session: 1.15 pm – 3.15 pm(KS1), 1.15 pm – 3.20 pm (KS2)
Parents are requested to ensure their children arrive punctually but not before 8.45 am.
Please note, although children have access to the playgrounds before 8.45 a.m. they are not supervised by staff, the school cannot be responsible therefore for their safety.
Whatever the circumstances, your child will not be allowed to leave school before the home time noted above unless you or some other authorised adult collects them – please see the note on ‘Attendance’ below.
If your child is ill or has to go home for some other reason, you will be contacted.
During each school day, KS1 children receive 5 hours and 15 minutes session time (including 15 minutes break) and KS2 children 5 hours and 20 minutes session time (including 15 minutes break).
Actual teaching time is: KS1 22.5 hours per week; KS2 23.5 hours per week.