Our school provides playground supervision from 8.30am. Prior to this time there is a Breakfast Club and After School Club provided by Stepping Stones Pre-School.
For further details Tel: 01280 701744 or visit their website www.steppingstonespreschool.org.uk
Bikes and scooters
We have storage racks for bicycles and scooters. Children travelling to school on a bicycle must wear a helmet. We do not allow bicycles or scooters to be ridden in the school grounds for the safety of everyone. We are encouraging safer routes to school and want to see as many children as possible walking to school as this helps to reduce congestion around the school.
If you need to come by car please park in the street as the school car park is too small for general use. Please remember to park safely and away from drives and corners. There is a pathway into school by the side of the car park for the safety of pedestrians, please ensure children use this.
There are a number of safe walking routes that you and your children can take in order to get to school. Outside the main gate we have a Zebra Crossing which is proactively managed by us on Pavillons Way. However, please be mindful around this crossing as it can sometimes be confusing for both pedestrians and drivers.
Gates open: 8.30 am
Bell rings for lining up: 8.40 am
Early Years: All children to be taken by parents to the coloured fence marking the outdoor area for the Early Years classes. Teachers will come out when the bell rings to welcome the children in.
KEY STAGE 1 (Years 1 and 2): All children line up on the playground. When the bell rings, for children to line up. Parents must not leave their children before the teachers are there. Children are walked into class by their teacher.
KEY STAGE 2 (Years 3 and 4): All children must go to the area outside the Year 1 and Year 2 classrooms where they will line up to meet their teacher at 8.40 am. If children arrive earlier than the bell rings, they must wait quietly in that area or stand by parents on the Key Stage 1 playground. There should not be any running around or games being played at this time.
YEAR 5 and 6: To encourage independence, children can walk into class independently at 8.30 am.
GATE CLOSURE: The double gates will be locked at 8.45 am. The single pedestrian gate will close at 8.50 am. Any children arriving after this time will need to go to the main entrance reporting to the school office. Registration is at 8.50 am and children will be marked as late after 9.00.
Wet weather arrangements
If the weather is too wet to stay on the playground before school children from Reception and Year 1 & 2 are asked to wait under the covered areas outside their classroom until their teachers call them in. All children in Key Stage 2 should go straight to the classroom and prepare themselves for the start of the school day.
The school gates are opened at 3.00pm for parents to come and wait on the playground. Children in KS1 are released from their classroom doors at 3.10 and KS2 are released at 3.15.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are sent out from their external classroom door. It is school policy not to let children in these classes go until staff can see the adult who is collecting them. Therefore it is vital that we are informed if there is a change in the adult who will collect your child on any particular day. We also appreciate that some parents may have younger siblings to collect from class. If this is the case please speak to your child’s class teacher to make suitable arrangements for the end of the school day.
Children in Year 3 to 6 are sent out to meet their parent/carer on the playground but are told to come back to their class if the person who is collecting them is not there. Children in KS2 may come to and from school independently.
Due to the size of our school, meal times are conducted on a rotation basis beginning with Early Years at 11.50. All meals, hot school meals and packed lunches, are eaten in the hall. This rota helps us to ensure that everyone has time to play as well as enjoying their lunch. Our team of Midday Supervisors look after the children and ensure this busy time of day runs as smoothly as possible.
Hot school meals are provided in school by the catering company Fresh Start. All children in their first three years of school are eligible for a universal free hot school meal. A meat or vegetarian option is available each day. Fresh Start operate a cashless catering system of online payments.
Some children will be eligible for means tested free school meals. Please contact the school office if you are in receipt of Family Tax Credits or similar support. If your child qualifies for this they will receive a free school beyond their first three years. The school will also receive additional funding for your child which can be used to subsidise a range of activities both in and out of school.