There are short breaks in both morning and afternoon sessions.
Excluding breaks, lunch and registration, approximately 23.75 hours per week in the junior department and 21.25 hour per week in the infant department are spent on teaching (D.f.E.S. minimum recommendations are 23.5 hours and 21 hours respectively.)
Children are expected to be in the playground at the rear of the school by 8.55 a.m. but should not be at school before 8.40 a.m. without the Headteacher’s permission. The rear cloakroomdoors are open at 8.55 a.m. (8.40 a.m. when wet) and 3.25 p.m. each day. At all other times access is via the front entrance. Children who are late must be signed in at the school office.
The school offers before and after school care for parents whose commitments mean these times do not suit their requirements. Please ask for a registration form so that the service can be used in an ‘ad hoc’ way or full time as best suits. There is a charge for this service.
Parents who bring children to school by car are requested not to park on the yellow zig-zag line at the front entrance or to use the school entrance for turning / reversing. Please respect neighbours, no double parking etc.
The rear gate is kept permanently locked as a security measure. Dogs must not be brought intothe school grounds.
If you are unable to be at school to collect your child on any occasion please telephone theschool to avoid panic on his/her behalf.
There is a daily school assembly of a mainly Christian nature. This may be taken by the Head, his Deputy or another member of staff, or by a visiting speaker, and may involve participation by the children. Parents can ask for their children to be excused from assemblies for religiousor personal reasons.