The School Day
Please note that during the COVID pandemic, times, systems and routines may vary.
School Morning Session 8.50am – 12.00pm
School Lunchtime 12pm to 1.00pm
School Afternoon Session 1.15pm – 3.00pm
Nursery runs a continuous session from 8.50am to 2.50pm
The school doors are open and the staff are ready to welcome the children at 8.50am. It is important that children arrive by 8.50am as this gives them time to settle, greet friends and share news before register.
Staff who greet children at the main doors are happy to relay any messages from parents to teachers. Children who arrive after 9.10 am must be accompanied by an adult who needs to sign the late book stating a reason for the lateness.
After school, all teachers come to the main doors to make sure that children are safe and to talk with parents or make appointments if needed.
Break times are carefully organised so that children can play freely, have quiet times, or more organised activities. We have climbing equipment, a sandpit, bikes and scooters that are supervised on a track, playground games, ball games, buddy shelters, tables and a large field for the children to play on, a willow dome and tunnel, a boat, bright murals and an adventure trail.
All the equipment is carefully supervised, and children who feel anxious at playtime are gently guided towards activities and friendships. This is an important part of Infant school life and we plan for the development of a range of social, physical and intellectual skills during breaks.
Attendances & Absences
If your child is ill or unable to attend school please inform us by 9.30am on the first day of absence through using the Studybugs app or by telephone (your call may be taken by the answer phone). It is the parent’s responsibility to keep us informed about the length of the absence.
Dental, doctor and hospital appointments should be made out of school hours unless it is unavoidable. Please inform us in advance of any medical appointments during school hours. This can also be done through sending a message on the Studybugs app.
We have a statutory duty to provide the government with a record of authorised absences, i.e. those notified to the school, and unauthorised absences. This information is summarised for you below and we need your help to get them lower. Legally, all children should attend school every day unless they are ill.
A request form for leave of absence for exceptional circumstances must be completed. Please be aware that The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which became law on 1st September 2013 state that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The Headteacher is also required to determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if leave is granted.
Persistent Absence: 5.8%