Start and End of the Day Arrangements
School starts at 9am each day and ends at 3.30pm for all pupils. These timings cover the compulsory school day and total 32.5 hours each week.
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. In both key stages, the teaching time is in excess of this.
Key Stage 1 – 23 hours and 20 minutes
Key Stage 2 – 23 hours and 45 minutes
This is broken down as
Key Stage 1
|Morning session||9.00 a.m. to 12 noon less:||10 minutes registration time
15 minutes break time
|Therefore 2 hours 35 minutes per day, 12 hours 55 minutes per week|
|Afternoon session||1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. less||5 minutes registration time and 20 minutes assembly time|
|Therefore 2 hours 05 minutes per day, 10 hours 25 minutes per week|
Key Stage 2
|Morning session||9.00 a.m. to 12 noon less:||5 minutes registration time
15 minutes break time
|Therefore 2 hours 40 minutes per day, 13 hours 20 minutes per week|
|Afternoon session||1.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. less||5 minutes registration time and 20 minutes assembly time
|Therefore 2 hours and 05 minutes per day, 10 hours and 25 minutes per week|
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 and take part in school assemblies.
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.
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:
- Please let us know if you are going to be late meeting your child;
- Please let us know if you have made arrangements with someone else to pick up your child.