Our School Day
At our Early Years Base the doors open at 8.50am. We ask that you wait with your child until this time, then see that they are happy and settled in their class. No responsibility can be accepted for children who arrive earlier than 8.50am and parents are, therefore, asked to ensure that children do not arrive at school before that time. Similarly, children who go home for a mid-day meal are requested not to return until 12.55pm. This, of course, does not apply to children who travel to school on transport provided by the Local Authority. Registers are taken at 9:00am. Children arriving after this time are marked as absent for that session.
At our Key Stage 1 & 2 Base the gates and class doors open at 8.45am so children can come into school straight away and organise themselves to start their morning activities. All class doors have a friendly face to welcome the in children and are available for any parents to speak to.
After the children have become accustomed to the school routine, parents are asked to encourage them to come into classrooms by themselves. At the end of each session parents are asked to remain outside the classroom and let the children come out to meet them. We ensure that no child leaves the school unless they are with an adult who we know is picking them up. If we do not know the adult collecting your child, we will contact you for verbal permission before allowing your child to leave.
The recommendation from the Department for Education is that children between 5 and 7 years should have 21 hours minimum lesson time, excluding supervision, breaks, registration time and acts of collective worship/assembly. If acts of worship/assembly are part of the curriculum they may be included in lesson time.
At our Early Years Base, our lesson time is 9.00am – 12 noon and 1.00pm – 3.00pm with a flexible 15 minute morning break. Our lesson time is 22 hours 30 minutes per week, including registration, which is well above the recommendation from the Department for Education.
At our Key Stage 1 & 2 Base, our lesson time is 9.00am – 12 noon and 1.15pm – 3.15pm (Key Stage 1), 9.00am – 12 noon and 1.00pm – 3.15pm (Key Stage 2) with a 15 minute morning break (for all pupils). Our lesson time is 25 hours per week, including registration, which is well above the recommendation from the Department for Education.