The School Day

It is expected that pupils will enter their classroom from approximately 08.50 and must be in their classrooms before 09.00 when the day begins.

Years 3 - 6

Children should leave their parent/carer by the appropriate door into school. All entrances and exits from school are supervised by staff to both welcome pupils and to ensure their safety.

Teachers  accompany pupils down from the first floor to the junior school playground in the afternoon and either hand over to parents or carers or if as previously arranged, ensure older pupils leave the premises safely.

Please do not be late as it is extremely upsetting, especially for young children, to be left when their friends have gone.

No child will be allowed home unaccompanied for any reason during the day.

Times of the sessions throughout the school day:

09.00 - 09.05 Registration
09.05 - 09.30 Assembly
09.30 - 10.30 Session 1
10.30 - 10.45 Break
10.45 - 11.45 Session 2
11.45 - 12.15 Guided Reading
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 15.30 Session 3

School attendance and absence

You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs

Children must get an education between the school term after their 5th birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16.

If your child is unexpectedly missing from schoo you’ll be contacted by the school or the council’s educational welfare officer. They’ll contact you even if your child is only missing for a day.

You can be prosecuted if you don’t give your child an education. You’ll normally get warnings and offers of help from the local council first.

When your child can miss school

You can only allow your child to miss school if either:

  • they’re too ill to go in
  • you’ve got advance permission from the school

Holidays in term time

You have to get permission from the Headteacher if you want to take your child out of school during term time.

You can only do this if:

  • you make an application to the head teacher in advance (as a parent the child normally lives with)
  • there are exceptional circumstances

It’s up to the Headteacher how many days your child can be away from school if leave is granted.

You can be fined for taking your child on holiday during term time without the school’s permission.