The School Day

Before School

  • The Site Manager opens the Academy at 7.00am. The gate to the playground is unlocked by the Caretaker from 8.30 am. 
  • The playground is unsupervised until 8.35am. Therefore, we do not advise that children come onto the playground before this time. Children are not usually expected to be in the playground before 8.35am. If they do arrive before that time, it is because circumstances are exceptional and at parents/carers choice.
  • In Key Stage 2, from 8.40am children are the responsibility of the Academy and a teacher is on duty on the playground from that time. There is a member of staff on the Key Stage 2 playground at 8:35 to welcome the children and take any messages from parents/carers for the class teachers.
  • Key Stage 1 parents/carers should stay with their child on the playground until the doors open at 8.50am. There are two members of staff on the Key Stage 1 door to welcome the children and take any messages from parents/carers for the class teachers.
  • Early Years parents/carers are encouraged to personally hand their children over to a member of Early Years staff at the Early Years’ gate. The member of staff will take any messages from parents/carers for the class teacher.
  • If it is raining, the duty teachers will bring the children in; other teachers will go to their classrooms and supervise their classes as the children arrive. On dry days, the whistle will be blown at 8.45am Key Stage 2. All staff will collect their children from the playground.

Home Time

  • Early Years and Key Stage 1 children finish at 3.05pm each day.
  • Key Stage 2 children finish at 3.10pm.
  • A password is required for the collection of Early Years and Key Stage 1 children. It is important that this system is implemented, especially if a child is being collected by a different person from the agreed list. If there is any doubt/concern about the adult collecting the child, then the child will be kept and the adult will be asked to go to the main entrance. There are designated waiting areas in the KS1 playground for Year 3, 4 and 5 children which are sign-posted for parents/carers.
  • Children are reminded of the procedures, if no-one comes to collect them - they should come back and inform a member of staff.