The School Day

Timing of the School Day

Year Group


Y1 & 2 (Classes 1,2,3 & 4)

Y3 & 4 (Classes 5,6,& 7)

Y5 & 6 (Classes 8,9 & 10)

Morning Arrival Window

08:35-08:45am KS1 Playground

08:35-08:45am KS1 Playground

08:35-08:45am LKS2 Verandah

08:35-08:45am LKS2 Verandah or through car park KS2 Playground (Class 9/10)









10:25-10:40am 10:40-10:55am




12:00-01:00pm 12:00-01:00pm


03:05pm KS1 Playground

03:05pm KS1 Playground

03:15pm KS1 Playground Class 6 (Y3/4) & Class 7 (Y4)

KS2 Playground Class 5 (Y3)

03:15pm Class 8,9 & 10 via the KS2 Playground

Travel to and from school - The school encourages children to walk or cycle to school to improve health and fitness and reduce congestion. If you would like your child to cycle/scoot to school, you should collect and sign a copy of our cycle/scooter policy. Cycle/scooters may be kept in the school cycle racks.

Parking - The safety of our children must over-ride all other considerations. Therefore, car parking on the school site is restricted to staff, authorised visitors only or those with a disability permit.

To help ensure your child's safety, please therefore park off site. Parents are kindly asked to observe the restricted parking area surrounding the school and are requested not to park on the yellow zig-zag lines outside the school gates.

Arrival/Collection – Doors open at 8.35am. The 8.35-8.45am arrival window will enable pupils to walk into school by themselves rather than waiting on the playground until a bell goes.

A staggered start will also help to reduce traffic congestion (the same for staggered departure times). Parents of older pupils are welcome to drop their children off at the main gate - pupils can enter via the Lower Key Stage 2 verandah door at the bottom of the main pathway, or will walk through the KS2 playground to Classes 9 & 10.

We have a one-way gate system to avoid congestion on the pathways.

Entry to the school site will be via the main drive pathway, whether walking round to KS1 or through the car park for KS2, again to avoid congestion.

To exit the site, we would ask all parents/pupils who use the KS1 playground at home time to leave via the KS1 playground gate. Pupils/parents who use the KS2 playground should leave via the main entrance.

Whilst the car park driveway as an exit route for UKS2 parents/pupils will be closed from August 2021, we would like to ask KS2 parents to still collect via the car park, to wait on the KS2 playground and use the side pathway as their exit. Parents of older pupils are also welcome to meet their children at the main gates.

If your child will be walking home by themselves, then please inform the class teacher of this arrangement.

At home-time, pupils who are collected by parents/carers, are released individually by the class teacher who ensures that children do not leave the playground until they can see the adult who is taking them home.

The school must be informed when a different adult is picking a child up from school at home time. If this does not happen the child will not be released.

Children whose parents/carers are late collecting them will be asked to wait in the main foyer by the school office.

Punctuality - Pupils must be in their classroom for the new registration time of 8.45am please so that we can check registers and lunch numbers efficiently and enable your child to settle happily in to their morning lessons. 

Any children arriving after 8.45 a.m., for security reasons must be brought to the main entrance and signed in at the main office.

Pupils’ punctuality will be closely monitored.

Please note that we have moved registration forward by 10 minutes to enable vital daily intervention group work to address lost learning to be completed during the school day, rather than as an after-school session. We are also building in a regular early morning slot for learning Times Tables and for ‘Reading for Pleasure’. It is vital that pupils do not regularly miss this therefore.