The School Day

Key Stage 1

Morning Session 9.00am - 12.15pm
Afternoon Session 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Key Stage 2

Morning Session 9.00am - 12.40pm
Afternoon Session 1.30pm - 3.30pm

In addition to this we also run a free child care service.
Children can be dropped off in school from 8.00am each morning and picked up as late as 5.30pm.

Morning break takes place between 10.40am and 11.00am.

On arriving at school the children should come straight into their classrooms where they should settle down with a quiet activity. If the weather allows there may be a member of staff on the playground from about 8.45am; if this is the case children may take the things they need for the day into school before returning to the plyground.

The bell will be rung, to signal the children to line up, at 8.55am each morning and 1.25pm each afternoon. This is so that each session can begin promptly but we would like to point out that children who are not in line at these times are not late for school.



In response to a shortage of local child care the school has operated a drop in service for children since November 2007. Parents are free to drop their children off in school from 8.00am each morning. Any children arriving in school before 8.45am must come in to school and "sign in" on the sheets which are available in their classes, or in the library. 


We also operate an after school services and children can remain in school until 5.30pm each evening. A list of the children who are staying late is compiled each day. Parents are required, in every instance, to ensure that their children are signed out when they collect them. Older children, who walk themselves home, may sign themselves out with permission of a member of staff.


Theses service operate with the good-will of staff and the school is not currently making any charge for these services.


The class teachers are busy preparing for the day each morning, however we are happy for you to come in and speak to us if you need to do so. They are also usually available right at the end of the day if you need to speak to them at any length.
We believe that good communication between the school and parents is very important and parents are encouraged to speak to their children’s teachers whenever they need to. Problems can usually be dealt very easily if we know about them straight away.


We are most grateful to all parents who ensure that their children arrive at school on time, properly dressed in school uniform and ready to learn.


It is the parent’s responsibility to inform the school of the reason for a child’s absence as soon as they possibly can. This should be done on the morning of an absence by telephoning the school office on 01409 241365.

If we don't here from you our office will ring you at home so that the safety of all children is ensured.


If you are planning to take your child out of school during the day, or pick them up early, please make sure you inform their class teacher. This can be done verbally in person or by telephoning the school office.


We do not subscribe to the national view that children's absence form school on family holidays is necessarily damaging, and in most circumstances we think that this can actually be pf great benefit to both children and family life in general.

In most circumstances children may be granted authorised leave of absence, for annual family holidays, for up to 14 days during any one school year. It should be pointed out that this is not a right and requests should be made to the Headteacher on an official form which is available from the school office or from the "forms" section of this web-site.