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The School Day

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.


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 in and around  the school site.


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 2.55pm. 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 collect the child first to be released and then wait in a socially distanced way in the designated area for your other child(ren).


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).



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 map area

Year 3 and 4            3.10pm         Collect from playground netball court

Year 5 and 6           3.00pm         Collect from the bottom of the playground map area


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

Start of day
End of day