Our School Day

Morning Afternoon
EYFS and KS1 8:45am – 12:00pm 1:15pm – 3:10pm
KS2 8:45am – 12:15pm 1:15pm – 3:10pm
Nursery 8:40am – 11:40pm 12:15pm – 3:15pm

The school day begins at 8.45am. KS 2 children are allowed into school from 8.30am. Children in KS 1 and reception are welcomed in by the teacher from 8.35am. Children should not arrive at school before 8.30am unless there are special circumstances agreed with the Headteacher in advance. Children are marked late if they arrive after the register has been taken and sent to the office. If your child is late they should ensure they sign in at the office.

 

Playtimes
Playtime1Morning playtimes are staggered between 10.15am and 10.45am to allow maximum space to play. Children are supervised by teachers and teaching assistants at morning play on a rota. We do not have an official afternoon playtime; however children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 may have breaks built in as required. During lunchtime children are supervised by Midday Supervisors.

Playtime Snacks
Children in EYFS and Key Stage 1 are provided with free fruit at first break, as part of a government health initiative. Children in KS 2 are allowed to bring a small snack for morning break, but we do ask that it is as healthy as possible in order for our school to maintain the Healthy School status. Crisps, sweets and chocolate are not allowed. All children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school and to drink regularly throughout the day.

Sickness Absence
If your child is absent for any reason we ask that parents telephone the school between 8.30 and 9.00am to inform school. If you do not inform us we will call you to find out while your child is absent. We need to do this as part of our statutory safeguarding duties. If your child has a medical appointment in school time, which cannot be organised outside school hours, please notify the office.

Holiday Absence
In September 2013 the law with regard to family holidays taken in term time changed. It is now no longer possible for children to be absent for the purpose of a family holiday in term time, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Requests for holidays in exceptional circumstances should be made in writing. The decision to authorise the holiday is delegated, by the Governors, to the Headteacher. Any absence taken where the holiday has not been agreed, will result in unauthorised absence marked in the register and may result in a penalty notice being issued.