Our school gates are opened and pupils and their families are invited to arrive at school anytime between then and 8:50am when the school opens for the day.
All children should be supervised by an adult whilst on the playground. Please also be mindful that we use the areas directly outside the classrooms as part of our outdoor learning environment too and these will often be set up ready for the day ahead. Therefore, please kindly remind your child and their younger siblings not to touch these areas whilst you wait.
The classroom doors open at 8:50am and pupils may arrive at anytime between now and 9:00am. However, please be advised that if your child arrives at 9:00am or later, they will be late for registration and should in this instance report to the main school office to sign in. A member of our office team will then show the pupil to their classroom.
We have whole school assemblies on Mondays and Fridays. On Monday, Mrs Reyes leads assemblies for the whole school. On Fridays, each class takes it in turn to share a class assembly with our school. This is a lovely time for pupils to share in each other’s learning. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, different teams throughout school share in their own collective worship sessions. These range from singing and hymn practice to good work assemblies.
Years 1 – 6 have playtime. Pupils are encouraged to bring healthy snacks where possible and always to keep our school environment tidy by clearing away any litter or mess they may have. Reception pupils join older pupils at lunchtimes and for more playtimes as the year progresses.
Reception pupils operate in a ‘free flow’ system and so have constant access to play for recreational purposes as well as their learning opportunities, both teacher led and directed or child led or initiated. They also have the opportunity to help themselves to refreshments, fruit and snacks.
Our Reception pupils eat lunch, supervised by teaching staff and support staff who help to model life skills of using cutlery, making sensible choices with food, hygiene and cleanliness.
Lunchtime starts at 12:00 p.m. We have a trained and skilled set of Midday staff who are all First Aid Awareness trained, with several members fully trained in Paediatric First Aid. Some of these staff are also Teaching Assistants who work with the pupils in school and so are very comfortable with working alongside all the children.
Coaches from JWC Sports work with us at lunchtimes, providing multi-sports activities on a rolling programme for all pupils to access. They also offer lunchtime clubs and training for our school football teams.
Lunchtime also offers pupils the opportunity to attend other clubs such a Library, Board Games, Glee to name but a few!
Afternoon registration and lessons commence
2:00pm-2:15pm (Infants only)
An afternoon playtime takes place for infant pupils only.
The school gates will be unlocked at this time and no sooner. This is due to the playground and field areas being used for teaching and outdoor learning until this time.
School finishes for the day, although we do offer lots of after school clubs, ranging from sports, dance, art and musical opportunities.
During school times, all external gates will be locked for safeguarding reasons. If for any reason you need to collect your child early or return them from an appointment, please be advised that you must use the main gate on Turnstone Road and buzz through to the school office, stating your name and child’s name in order for us to allow you into the school grounds early. This is for your child’s safety.
This is the latest time clubs finish at school and gates will be locked until this time. Whilst staff do remain in school until 6pm, they are not always necessarily able to let you in or access the front gates as quickly as during school hours. We ask for your patience and will always endeavour to have at least one member of staff manning the doors for your ease and your child’s safety.