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School Day

It is important that pupils arrive at school on time so that crucial learning time is not missed. If your child arrives late, please take them to the main school office so they can be registered before going to class.

If your child is absent, please call the school office before 9.00am to advise us of the reason.

It is equally important that you collect your child on time at the end of the school day as it can be upsetting for a child waiting for parents or carers to arrive. If an unavoidable situation occurs, please contact the school office as soon as possible.

Both the entrance gates on Horsenden Lane North and Elton Avenue are open in the morning from 8.40am to 9.05am and in the afternoon again from 3.05pm.

 

The School Day

The school gates open at 8:40am. The Elton Avenue gates close at 9.05am. Children should remain in the playground, with an adult until the classrooms open.

am Nursery

  • Start of day: 8.40am
  • End of day: 11.40am

 

pm Nursery

  • Start of day: 12.30pm
  • End of day: 3.30pm

 

Reception 

  • Start of day: 8.50am
  • Lunch: 11.30am-12.30pm
  • End of day: 3.10pm

 

KS1

  • Start of day: 8.50am
  • Lunch: 11.45am-12.45pm
  • End of day: 3.10pm

KS2

  • Start of day: 8.55am
  • Lunch: 12.15pm-1.15pm
  • End of day: 3.15pm

 

Punctuality

It is very important for children to be punctual.

Lateness disrupts the start of the day for your child and the other children in the class. If you arrive late to school with your child you must report to the school office where your child will be marked in.  Children must be collected promptly at the end of the school day.

Registers for Reception, year 1 and year 2 are closed at 9:00am. Registers for year 3 to year 6 are closed at 9:05am. Children arriving after these times are marked as late on the register.

 

Reporting your child's absence

All unexplained absences are counted as “unauthorised” and we are obliged to report these to the Local Authority and the DfE.

If your child has a medical, dental or hospital appointment which cannot be avoided during term time then please let the school office know. The school office will advise you on whether your child should come to school before and/or after the appointment.

If your child is unwell in the morning but during the school day becomes better, please bring them to school.

Holidays during term time will not be authorised under any circumstances. However, it is recognised that, in exceptional circumstances, leave of absence may have to be taken in term times. Permission in these circumstances needs to be discussed prior to taking leave with the Headteacher.

If you wish to request any leave, you will need to complete a form and given to the Headteacher for authorisation. 'Parental Leave Request' forms are available from the school office.