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School Office Hours

The office is staffed from 8:30am until 4:00pm

 

School Hours

Morning Session 9:00am – 12:15pm
Afternoon Session 1:15pm – 3:30pm
Break
Lunch
Break
10:30am – 10:45am
12:15pm – 1:15pm
2:15pm – 2:30pm

All pupils come onto the playground in the morning and line up when the whistle blows at 9:00am. A member of staff is on duty between 8:45am and 9:00am and children should not arrive at school before 8:45am unless they are at the Breakfast Club. Class teachers come out to meet the children at the start of the day and take them into school. At the end of the day, each class is brought to the playground by the teacher and lined up to be collected by their parents or carers, the After School Club or put on the school bus. Only children in Year 6 with written permission are allowed to walk home independently.

Absences

If your child is absent through sickness or any unavoidable cause, parents must phone the school before 9:00am on each day of the absence. If a phone call has not been received, the school will contact the parents.

Holiday Requests

No authorisation will be given for holidays during term time. The Headteacher however has discretionary powers to grant leave of absence in exceptional circumstances. These can be found in the school’s Attendance Policy on our website. A request form for leave of absence is available through the school office and must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the absence.

School Lunches

We do not have any facilities for the provision of hot school lunches so every child brings a packed lunch to school. We ask parents to consider children’s diet and to try and provide a healthy lunch that supports a balanced diet.

Snacks in School

We are happy for children to bring in fruit or a healthy snack for break-time. Sweets are not allowed. The following schemes are currently available at the school for the provision of fruit and milk.

School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme 

A government programme that entitles every child ages four to six in LEA-maintained schools to a free piece of fruit or vegetable each school day. The aim of the scheme is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among children. The fruit and vegetables are provided free of charge. The Department of Health is responsible for all payments.