Term Dates & our school day
Our School Day
Nursery and Reception
The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 11. 55am for children who have a 15 hour place and
3. 05pm for children who have a 30 hour place.
Reception children start at 8.55am and finish at 3.05pm.
We ask parents to have children in the playground for 8 50am in order that everyone is on time for school and ready to start learning promptly at 8.55am.
Years 1 to 6
Children in years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 start at 8.55am and finish at 3.15pm.
It is essential that parents ensure that children are in the school playground each day by 8.50am so that children have time to say hello to their friends and are on time for class, ready to start learning at 8.55am.
Any time after 8.55am is counted as late and marked in the school register as such.
Nursery and Reception children have continual access to the outdoor area throughout the day and there are no designated playtimes.
KS1 (Y1 and 2) have daily playtimes from 10.30am to 10 45am.
KS2 (Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6) have daily playtimes from 11.10am to 11.25am.
Children in Nursery and Reception have their lunch at 11.40am. Those in Y1 and Y2 have lunch at 12.05pm to 12 55pm. Y3 – Y6 children begin their lunch break at 12. 25pm and end at 1.15pm.
Drop-off and Collectiom
At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged to be in the playground by 8 50. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school. Parents start off by bringing children into the Nursery and Reception classes and then children go in by themselves in order to foster independence. In Years One to Six teachers collect children from the playground and take them to the classroom in an orderly line. We cannot allow parents to come in with classes as the classrooms are situated on the top and middle floor and it would be a safety risk to have so many people on the staircases at this time.
Nursery and Reception classes are collected from the classroom doors at home time. Years One to Six children are brought to the playground by the teachers. Children must not be taken from their line or collection point until the teacher says so.
If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset. We will not allow anyone to take your child unless we are certain who they are and you must always inform us if someone different is to collect your child. If any parent wears a face covering and is not easily recognisable, we may use a password system for collection.
Getting to School
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, we have some bike and scooter racks. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely, not on the double yellow lines and do not drop children off in the middle of the road ad this puts your child and other children at risk.
Term Dates 2023 - 2024
Tuesday, 5th September 2023 to Friday, 20th October 2023
Half Term: Monday, 23rd October 2023 to Friday, 27th October 2023
Monday, 30th October 2023 to Friday, 22nd December 2023
Monday, 8th January 2024 to Friday, 9th February 2024
Half Term: Monday, 12th February 2024 to Friday, 16th February 2024
Monday, 19th February 2024 to Thursday, 28th March 2024
Monday, 15th April 2024 to Friday, 24th May 2024
Half Term: Monday, 27th May 2024 to Friday, 31st May 2024
Monday, 3rd June 2024 to Friday, 19th July 2024
School Closed for Staff Training Days
Friday, 1st September 2023
Monday, 4th September 2023
Monday, 22nd January 2024
Monday, 22nd July 2024
2 further days to be arranged
School Closed for Occasional/Flexible Day
Tuesday, 23rd July 2024
School will be closed on the following Bank Holidays:
- Christmas Day - 25th December 2023
- Boxing Day - 26th December 2023
- New Year’s Day – 1st January 2024
- Good Friday – 29th March 2024
- Easter Monday – 1st April 2024
- May Bank Holiday – 6th May 2024
- Spring Bank Holiday – 27th May 2024
- Summer Bank Holiday - 26th August 2024