The School Day
In accordance with the findings in the White Paper 'Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child' we has increased our school week to 32.5 hours. The 32.5 hours includes breaks and lunch times, as well as teaching time. It does not include optional before or after school provision.
The start and end times for our children is as follows:
Reception, Year 1, Year 2 – Infant Building
8.45am – school gates open
8.55am – bell rings to start the school day
3.15pm – school gates open
3.25pm – bell rings to end the school day
Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 – Junior Building
8.50am – school gates open
9.00am – bell rings to start the school day
3.00pm – school gates open
3.30pm – bell rings to end the school day
The car park will open at 3.15pm for parents of Kaleidoscope children who request use of this facility.
There is a morning break and a lunch break for all children and a short afternoon break for Reception and KS1.
It is important children arrive in school on time as punctuality is essential to ensure learning isn’t missed at the start of the school day. School starts at 8.55am so please ensure your child is in school and ready to start their learning by 8.55am. This avoids disruption to the beginning of the school day. Where it is unavoidable that your child arrives after 8.55am, they must be taken to the school office in order to receive their attendance mark. This is extremely important in the event of an emergency.
If your child is absent from school, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting the school office stating the reason for absence. This ensures your child’s absence is recorded accurately. Registers are legal documents and will be checked regularly by our Education Welfare Officer.
Whenever possible, please make medical and other appointments during school holidays or after school. If on occasions, children need to attend appointments during the school day please inform the school office and class teacher. Children must be collected by an adult and will be asked to show an appointment card to the office staff. Under no circumstances will a child be allowed to leave on their own.