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The Children's Day

School Hours

Years Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Morning session:

 08:45 to 12:00 

Afternoon session:

13:15 to 15:15


The classroom doors open at 8:45am and are closed at 8:55am when registration takes place. Registration takes place at 1.15pm in the afternoon. If your children arrive after 8:55am they will be marked as 'late' and this shows up on half-termly individual attendance records. The school is open for 32.5 hours in a typical week. 

Arrival, Access and Safety 

A continuing loop pathway provides a safe access and exit pedestrian route for children and parents. Please use this one-way flow system to ensure safety at busy arrival and departure times. Please ensure you supervise children carefully and ensure they stay on paths and behind safety fences.
When you collect your children from the external entrances to each classroom, we do ask you to use the pathway to and across the playground round to the back of the school - not the pathway alongside the delivery access.

Large delivery trucks can arrive at any time and need space to manoeuvre. The pathway is for the use of kitchen staff and delivery personnel. Safety is so important at arrival and at the end of the school day. Please keep little toddlers under your direct care. We ask children/adults not to cycle or scooter on the school grounds for the safety of the rider and others.
We also ask parents not to park on the school grounds, unless prior arrangement has been agreed with the Headteacher. Please park considerately and safely near the school if you need to bring your children in by car.

Please do not block driveways or mount pavements when driving. We also ask that parents do not bring dogs on to school grounds, because some children have genuine phobias of dogs. Our school grounds are a no smoking zone, including vapes.

Collection Arrangements

On your child's admission to school, forms are completed which give information as to contact names and telephone numbers in the event of accident or illness. We also request the completion of a collection form each September which gives any updated information and the names of three people who might arrive to collect your child at the end of the school day. This, obviously, is for the safety of the child and we hope that if any circumstances change during the year that you would keep us informed. 

Road Safety

Road Safety For those who come to school by car it is important to remember that Spruce Avenue is narrow and that the road leads to a cul-de-sac requiring all passing traffic to pass again in order to leave. It is because of this situation, that we ask you to park either along Appleton Drive or the Spruce Avenue section which leads on to the Junior School.

Bicycles/Scooters can now be brought to school as we have storage facilities. We cannot be responsible for the safety of children cycling on school grounds and ask that they walk their bikes to the roadway.

Healthy Schools

We have worked hard to achieve a Healthy Schools standard, and as a result, we encourage children to bring in a named water bottle so they have access to water throughout the day. Children have free fruit at morning break, if they wish. They may bring in a healthy snack from home if they prefer, i.e. fruit, raw vegetables and raisins. They should not bring sweets or chocolate biscuits.

Lunch Times Year R/1/2 

12:00 to 13:15
Children may stay for school meals, sandwiches or have dinner at home. As there is no road crossing patrol at lunchtimes we ask you to collect your child from school and return by 13:15. School meals are cooked on site and menus issued in advance. 


Please send your child's lunch in a named container and ensure drinks are in sealed bottles. Please remember - hot drinks can scald, so beverages should all be cold. The school does not have 'cold store' facilities so please consider this when selecting items for the packed lunch. We promote healthy eating and lifestyles so please ensure your children bring a healthy and balanced packed lunch. We are also a nut-free school, so please support us by ensuring your child's home-packed lunch is nut free too, as we may have children and staff with allergies.