The School Day

School Opening Hours

Our school gate (Ellerker Road entrance ) opens at 8:30am. Children should arrive promptly. Teaching staff commence duty outside from 8:30am and escort children into school.
Year Group: School entry time:
The school bell will ring at 8.45am and children will line up in their designated lines.

The class teachers will then take the children into school to start registration at 8.50am

For safeguarding reasons, the school gate is locked at 8.50am.If your child arrives late to school, or is collected/dropped off during school hours, all parents/carers must access the school office via St Giles Croft.

Punctuality is an important social convention and late arrivals disrupt the routines of the school. We would therefore request that parents make every effort to ensure that their children are in school on time. The school day starts at 8.50am and we expect your child to be in class at that time. Registers are marked by 9am and your child will receive a late mark if they are not in school by that time (L code). At 9.15am the register will close. If your child arrives after this time they will receive a mark which shows they are in school but in accordance with regulations it will be recorded as an unauthorised absence (U code). This means that if lateness persists you may face the possibility of receiving a penalty notice.

The school offers a selection of delicious hot meals as well as sandwiches and dietary options. All children are encouraged to take school lunches including packed lunches in school.

The afternoon session begins at the following times

Year Group: Afternoon start time:
Y6, Y5, Y4, Y3, Y2, Y1:  1.00pm

FS2: 1.20pm

Home Time
Each teacher supervises their class out of the building at the end of the school day. If your child is to be collected by anyone not normally scheduled for a particular day, please advise the school office of the details before 2.30pm.
Similarly, if you have made arrangements for your child to be collected by an out of school club and the arrangements change, please advise the  school office.
School gates will open at 3.20pm and be locked at 3.50 pm

Year Group: School leaving time:

Y6 & Y5 3.25
Y4 & Y3 3.30
Y2 3.30
Y1 3.30
FS2 3.30

School Office hours 8.30am – 4.00pm

The compulsory times for the school day run from 8.50am – 3.30pm each day. This is a total of 33.2 hours.