The School Day

Jesus said, I have come that you should have life, life in all its fullness. John, 10:10

Our school day begins at 8:40 when the gates automatically open for children to enter the school grounds. Children in Robins, Snowly Owls and Flamingos should go straight into their classroom. Kingfisher children can meet staff on the playground and are taken up to the mobile at 8.50 am.  The school day ends at 15:30. 

Children should be at school by 8:45 ready for a 8:55 registration. Learning begins at 9:00. For Reception and KS1 classes, the first session is usually phonics, the basis of early reading therefore it is vital that the children don't miss the start of the session.  (Please note, if your child arrives after 9:05 the Government guidance states that this is an unauthorised absence which is what our automated attendance system records. Please ensure your child is punctual.)

Children have a morning break at 10:30-10:45 and an additional afternoon break. Key Stage 1 pupils have lunch from 12:00-13:00 and Key Stage 2 pupils from 12:15-13:15.

At 15:30 children should be collected by parents from their classrooms. Older siblings who are aged 14 or older (ROSPA and safeguarding guidance) are able to collect younger siblings. If your child is going home with someone different, please let the office know so that staff can be aware of this before the end of the day. It is best to ring or email before midday in case office staff are out of the office in the afternoon. We may ask relatives to use a code-word if they are new to us, this will be given to them by the office. 

Summary:

08:40 Gates open - children to class (Kingfishers on playground)
08:50 Children welcomed into school
08:55 Registration for all
09:00 Lessons begin
10:30-10:45 Morning break 
12:00-13:00 KS1 lunchtime
12:30-13:30 KS2 Lunchtime 
15:30 Home time for all children

 

The school week is 33 hours and 20 minutes.