September 2020 Staggered start and finish times.

Year GroupEntranceStart of dayEnd of day
NurseryNursery entrance9.103.00
ReceptionNursery entrance8.553.20
Year 1Courtyard9.053.30
Year 3Playgorund9.053.30
Year 4Playgound8.453.10
Year 5Playground8.553.20
Year 6Courtyard8.553.20

Children are required by law to receive 190 days of education per year. Regular attendance at school is vital for a child’s progress, and parents have a legal responsibility to see that their children are in school and on time every day.

A list of school holidays is issued every year and family holidays should be planned within these dates.

A prompt arrival at school gives children the best possible start to the school day. The school gate opens at 8:45 am. Children must not be left unattended. The school doors are opened at 8:55 am and we expect all pupils to walk directly to class and be ready for registration to take place promptly at 9:05 am.

Late arrivals are disruptive to all pupils and leads to the loss of vital learning time, which can never be replaced. Persistent lateness has a long-term negative impact on the child involved. Being punctual enables children to establish a positive lifelong habit.

The school day ends at 3:15 pm for Nursery and 3:20 pm for infants and juniors. Punctuality is as important at the end of the day as it is at the start of the day.