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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:


Nursery and Reception – Use entrance 1 (Main playground entrance – Paul’s Road)

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/ car park - Ranelagh Road)


  • Pupils will need to sanitise their hands on entry. 
  • If your child arrives later than 9.00am, they will need to use the main Reception. 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 say goodbye to their child at the gate/ bottom of the steps; please do not come into the school building.
  • Only one adult per family to drop off, please.
  • All adults to wear face coverings, unless exempt, on 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 - this will be reviewed at Easter.


What will happen at the end of the day?

The main school gate (entrance 1) will be opened between 3.00pm and pupils can be collected at any time between 3.00pm and 3.15pm.


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.


All adults to wear face coverings, unless exempt, on collection please.


Classes will be dismissed from designated areas on the playground and not by the doors. 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 and exiting under the slope and onto London Road (with the exception of anyone needing an accessible route that will be permitted to leave through the main entrance 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 when entering/ exiting the site.


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.


The main gate (entrance 1) will be closed 3.15pm – all children must be collected by this time.


Do I have to send my child back to school?

Yes. All children should return to school on Monday 8th March 2021.

  • 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.
  • In line with our attendance policy, holidays rearranged due to restrictions in term time will not be authorised.

Entry/ Exit routes