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The School Day

School Sessions

Daily Procedures

Due to COVID-19, our school day will differ for different pupils. Please check here

The safety of your children is very important to us. In order for you to help us ensure the safety of all children and adults on the school site at the beginning and end of each day we have set procedures and routines in place.

23.5 hours per week are devoted to teaching (excluding assemblies, registration and break-times). Pupils are expected to be in class from 8:45am onwards and parents are requested to ensure that children are not late for the start of the school day.

Early Years & KS1 (Explorers and Inventors)

Morning: 8:45am - 11:30am

Afternoon: 12:30pm -3:20pm          

Beginning of the day

  • The school day starts at 8:45am. When the school bell goes the Early Years Playground Gate will open. The gate will close at 8:55am. 
  • If your child arrives at school after 8:55am then your child will be marked as late in the register.

End of the day

  • Parents/carers of Early Years children wait on the Early Years Playground.
  • Children of parents that have been unavoidably delayed will be taken to the Academy Office to await safe collection.

Lower and Upper School Phase (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)

Morning: 8:45am - 11:30am/12:30pm

Afternoon: 12:30/1:30pm - 3:25pm

Beginning of the day

  • Children are permitted on site from 8:30
  • Children onsite between 8:30-8:45 are under parental supervision
  • Supervision by the school team begins at 8:45
  • Children must enter the building through their designated Year Group doors, not the main entrance unless arriving after 9am.

End of the day

  • Parents/carers please wait on the playground
  • All children to be collected from the playground
  • Children of parents that have been unavoidably delayed will be taken into the Academy Office to await safe collection.

Please could we reiterate that children may only be collected from their allocated playgrounds. This ensures a smooth and secure handover.

What do we do if it is raining heavily in the morning?

The school gates will open at the usual time of 8:30. Children may come in through the Tideway entrance and wait in the school hall. A member of the Senior Leadership Team will be present.

What do I do if I need to drop my children off before the start of school?

We offer a breakfast club that runs every morning between 7:40 and 8:45. The club is run by City Way Nursery. For more information click here to take you to our Wrap Around Care information. Further details are also available from the Academy Office.

What should I do if my child has left personal belongings in the building?

All adults and children entering the building must enter through the Academy Office entrance. Office staff must know who is within the building at all times due to Stranger Danger and Fire Regulations.

What should I do if it is raining heavily in the afternoon?

Please remain on the playground. All children will be brought out through the reception door by their class teacher. Please do not come into reception or stand on the ramp, these areas become congested very quickly making it extremely difficult for a secure handover.

In the event of an extreme circumstance we will endeavour to send a text message to advise you of a change to the routine.