+++ SCHOOL IS OPEN AS NORMAL +++ SCHOOL GATES WILL OPEN FROM 8.50AM EACH DAY. CHILDREN SHOULD CONTINUE TO GO DIRECTLY TO THEIR CLASSROOM +++  SCHOOL WILL END AT 3.25PM FOR TEDDY CLASS AND 3.30PM FOR PANDA AND KOALA CLASSES +++ ALTHOUGH MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED, RATES REMAIN QUITE HIGH IN DEVON AND CORNWALL SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHOW SOME LEVELOF CAUTION +++ FOR  THE LATEST COVID 19 INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE THE DEDICATED PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE +++ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR ANY FURTHER ADVICE  +++ OUR AIM REMAINS TO KEEP EVERYONE HAPPY, SAFE AND LEARNING EVERY LESSON, EVERY DAY +++
Shebbear Community School

Shebbear, Beaworthy,

EX21 5SG

09:00 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Shebbear Community School

Shebbear, Beaworthy,

EX21 5SG

09:00 - 15:30

Monday to Friday

Times of School Day

Start and End of the Day Arrangements (the temporary Covid 19 arrangements have now ceased)

School starts at 9am each day and ends at 3.25pm for Teddy class (Years R, 1 and 2) and 3.30pm for Panda and Koala classes (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6). While the school day starts at 9am, the gates are unlocked from 8.50am and there is a 10 minute window for pupils to enter their classroom using the appropriate entrance. Lunch is from 12 noon until 1pm. See below for a break down of the school day.

The Government has set out the total number of hours which children are to be taught in a week. This teaching time does not include registration time (when registers are called at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m.), assemblies or break and lunch times.

The required teaching time for Key Stage 1 is 21 hours, while for Key Stage 2 it is 23.5 hours per week.

The taught time in Shebbear Community School is:

Key Stage 1 – 21 hours 40 minutes

Key Stage 2 – 23.5 hours

This is broken down as

Key Stage 1

Morning session 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon less: 10 minutes registration time
20 minutes break time
20 minutes assembly time
Therefore 2 hours 10 minutes per day, 10 hours 50 minutes per week
Afternoon session 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. less 5 minutes registration time 10 minutes break time
Therefore 2 hours 10 minutes per day, 10 hours 50 minutes per week

Total per week: 21 hours 40 minutes

Key Stage 2

Morning session 9.00 a.m. to 12 noon less: 10 minutes registration time
15 minutes break time
20 minutes assembly time
Therefore 2 hours 15 minutes per day, 11 hours 15 minutes per week
Afternoon session 1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. less 3 minutes registration time
Therefore 2 hours and 27 minutes per day, 12 hours and 15 minutes per week

Total per week: 23 hours 30 minutes

Pupils in Reception don’t have a formal break in the morning and afternoon as they enjoy the chance to use the outdoor learning area throughout the day. They do have a one hour break for lunch with their Teddy class peers.

Key Information

Children should not be on the school premises before 8.50 a.m., since before that time staff cannot assume responsibility for them.

If for any reason your child has to come to school before 8.50 a.m., a prior arrangement should be made with the Head Teacher.

During the lunch time, Meal Time Assistants are employed to supervise the children in the dining hall and playgrounds, or classrooms if the weather is bad. The Head Teacher, or a nominated senior member of staff, is also available throughout the lunch time if required.

At home time the arrangements for each class are as follows:

Teddy Class Parents/carers/other authorised adults to collect the children from the main playground by the middle door.
Panda Class Children leave the class via the door which leads on to the playground. Parents/carers/other authorised adults to collect them directly from the class teacher at the door.
Koala Class Children leave the class via the fire exit only, observed by a member of staff, and parents/carers/other authorised adults to collect them from the school playground. Uncollected children return to class.
After School Clubs Children are released from class at the end of the school day to go straight to the After School Club. Parents/carers/ other authorised adults to collect children directly from the relevant After School Club.

Children who go home by bus are collected by a staff member and taken to the front gate to board the school bus.

Some children in Koala class have permission from their parent/carer to walk from school to home and a list is kept in the school office. Unless we have received a permission to that effect then no child will be allowed to leave by themselves.

We regularly remind pupils of the dangers which strangers present to children and for this reason we make two requests of parents:

  1. Please let us know if you are going to be late meeting your child;
  2. Please let us know if you have made arrangements with someone else to pick up your child.