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What will happen at the start of the day?

We will be opening phase/ year group entrances as well as operating a “flexible start”.

Pupils can arrive at any time from 8.45am to 9.00am at the following entrances:


Year 1 and 2 – Use entrance number 2 (Delivery door - Paul’s Road)

Year 3 and 4 – Use entrance number 3 (Main office - Paul’s Road)

Year 5 and 6 – Use entrance number 4 (Between MacDonald’s and the car park - Ranelagh Road)


The main gate will now only be used by Nursery and Reception children in the morning (entrance 1) – details to be provided to parents regarding phased start.

Please use the one-way system on the pavement next to the school (see pictures below): If you need to walk against the flow of people waiting, please do so on the opposite side of the road. Children should wait on the left hand side of their entrance only.


Pupils will need to sanitise their hands on entry.

School will start at 9.00am. If your child arrives later than 9.00am, they will receive a late mark in the register (unless this is agreed as part of a part-time timetable).


Anyone dropping off a child/children must follow any one way systems in place on the school site.  We ask that parents dropping off at entrance 2 and 3 say goodbye to their child at the bottom of the steps; please do not come into the school building.


Only one adult per family to drop off, please.


Once your child is in the school building, you must leave the premises immediately - no chatting or loitering please.


Can children still come to school on their bikes and scooters?

No.  At the moment, we would ask children not to bring bikes and scooters into school.  We will review this in September when we can see how the staggered start/ end of day is working.


What will happen at the end of the day?

The main school gate (entrance 1) will be opened at 3.00pm. Please do not arrive earlier than this as it will cause an obstruction or queues on the pavements outside of the school which must be avoided.  Please also ensure you are socially distanced when queuing to come through/entering the gates.


Only one adult per family at the end of the day, please.


Year groups will be dismissed at staggered intervals to reduce congestion. Parents are asked to arrive at their designated time and not be early or late - this will help you to socially distance from other families as you arrive, wait and leave. Please wait in a socially distanced manner on the playground in the designated – classes will be dismissed from designated areas on the playground and not by the doors.


If you have children in more than one year group, please come at the latest time, children released earlier will wait with a member of staff in their designated areas.


Once your child(ren) has been collected, you must leave the premises immediately - no chatting or loitering please. Anyone collecting children must follow the one way systems in place on the school site – entering through the main gate (entrance 1 - Paul’s Road) and exiting under the slope and onto Ranelagh Road (with the exception of anyone needing an accessible route that will be permitted to leave through the entrance 1 at 3.15pm).


A route for parents collecting children at the end of the day has been marked out in red on the playground; please keep to this walk way – Teachers should be ready and waiting with each class so that you can collect your child and keep going towards the exit (A bit like a giant Conga!) – this will take a little longer until teachers become familiar with new parents and children.


If you have a child in Year 5 or 6 and you would like them to walk home alone, please send your child to school with a letter that they can give to their class teacher.  Children walking home alone will be released at 3pm via the Ranelagh Road entrance.



Finish times:

Reception               3.00pm         Collect from playground outside EYFS corridor

(once children begin full time)


Year 1 and 2            3.05pm         Collect from the playground netball court area

Year 3 and 4            3.10pm         Collect from playground map area

Year 5 and 6            3.00pm          Jaguars - Outdoor classroom

Lions - Outside Year 5/6 Classrooms (carpark) 

Tigers - Bottom of playground (near gate)

(Please note year 5/6 changes from 14/09/20)



The main gate (entrance 1 will be closed 3.15pm).


Do I have to send my child back to school?

Yes. Children in Years 1 to 6 should return to school on Thursday 3rd September 2020.  Nursery and Reception children have been contacted separately with their start dates.

  • ALL children are expected to return to school in September. The only exceptions to this are if:
    • a child has a written report from a medical professional that recommends that they should continue to shield;
    • your child is unwell (including symptoms of or a positive test for COVID-19);
    • your household has been instructed to self-isolate;
    • you are quarantining after a trip abroad.
  • All absences must be reported in accordance with our Attendance Policy.
  • Unauthorised absence may result in a penalty notice being issued.

Entry/ Exit routes