School Day and organisation
School Day and Bad Weather Policy
- The school gates open at 8.30am and it is from this time that a member of staff is on duty in the play ground. Children arriving at school before this must be accompanied by an adult or attend the school breakfast club.
- Parents of reception age children are asked to stay with their child until the bell rings at 8.45am.
- Year 6 children may arrive and leave school independently, with written permission from their parents or carers.
- The Head of School and Assistant Headteacher are usually available at this time of day should you wish to speak to either of them.
- The bell rings at 8.45am and the school day begins at 8:50pm. Registers are taken in class at 8.55am promptly.
- Morning break for the school is 10:45 - 11:00am for all children in KS1 and KS2.
- There is a variety of play equipment for the children to use during playtimes. There are two members of staff on duty to promote team games, relationship guidance and first aid treatment if needed.
- Lunch breaks are staggered. Nursery, Reception and Year 1's break is from 12-1pm. Break for the rest of the school is from 12:30-1:30pm. Lunch is served in phased sittings.
- An Act Collective of Worship or assembly takes place every day, either in the school hall or at Holy Trinity Church. Times vary for each day and some days are organised for the whole school, phase groups or classes.
- At the end of the school day, the school gates are opened at 3.20pm. Those picking up children collect them from the class teacher in the playground.
- If you cannot pick up your child, we ask you to ensure that we know the person who will be collecting them. If we have not been informed of the person collecting, we will keep the child with us until we are absolutely sure of the arrangements.
- No child may be collected by another child or sibling under the age of 16 years.
- We ask that the playground is vacated by 3.45pm at the very latest, so that After School Clubs can commence and staff can attend meetings knowing that each child is safely with an adult.
If the school is closed due to bad weather, parents will be informed by the school
texting service and on the school website. Also displayed on LGfL OpenCheck page for your school (opencheck.lgfl.net)
The school is organised in three stages: the Foundation stage (Nursery and Reception class), Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6).
Each class has places for 30 children, with the exception of the Nursery which has spaces for 26 children. Your child’s first class will usually be the Nursery or Reception class. It is for children aged 3 to 5 years old. It has two dedicated class teachers and two nursery officers. If your child joins later on, the class they join will always be dependent on their age. These will be Year 1 for 5-6 year olds, Year 2 for 6-7 year olds, Year 3 for 7-8 year olds, Year 4 for 8-9 year olds, Year 5 for 9-10 year olds and Year 6 for 10-11 year olds.
Each class has its own class teacher. All our teachers are fully qualified to work with primary aged children and together have a wide, rich range of experience, abilities and skills which they bring to the life and work of the school. Our class teachers are assisted by a dedicated and experienced team of support staff, including office staff and our site manager.