School Morning & Afternoon Procedures

It is vital for the safety of pupils, staff and other adults that we all adhere to the following arrangements for bringing pupils to school in the morning and collecting them at the end of the day.

Arriving in the Morning

INFANTS – From Monday 6th September 2021, the Infant Gate will open between 8.50am and 9am and parents are asked to bring their children to the yard and leave them with their class teacher.  The purpose of this re-arrangement is to avoid congestion at the gate which compromises the safety of others who need to use the pavement outside school (including our Junior pupils).

Therefore, we ask very kindly that you do not loiter at the gate or on the yard but leave the area immediately, avoiding causing an obstruction.

There is no need to arrive any earlier than 8.50am.

During these times staff will not be available to discuss any matters/issues with you – staff are only available by prior appointment. Please e-mail the school office and a telephone appointment can be made for you to discuss any issues.

JUNIORS – All Juniors should enter school via the Junior gate between 8.50am and 9am.

Gates are locked at 9am, therefore late arrivals, both juniors and infants, should arrive via the main reception entrance.  There will be no access for pupils to the school via reception before 9.00am.

At the end of the school day – Infants

INFANTS can be collected from the infant playground at 3pm, where they will be waiting with their class teachers.

The Infant gate will be open from 2:55pm. Once your child has been collected, please leave via the infant gate as soon as you can and do not go to the Junior yard.

During these times staff will not be available to discuss any matters/issues with you – staff are only available by prior appointment. Please e-mail the school office and a telephone appointment can be made for you to discuss any issues.

 

At the end of the school day – Juniors

The gate at the junior end of the school will remain locked until 3.15pm.  All pupils will leave via the Junior gate – parents should not walk down the ramp.

We ask you very kindly not to crowd around the gate onto the pavement at the end of the day.  Please keep the area around the gate clear to enable pupils to exit the school grounds safely.  Please do not feel offended if you are asked to move to clear the gate area.  Junior pupils are old enough to make their way to the gate on Clarence Drive and meet their Parents/Guardians there.  Older siblings, parents and guardians should wait away from the gate – there is no need to walk down the ramp to the school grounds as this causes congestion which makes it difficult and potentially dangerous for our pupils to leave the school via this route.  It also makes it more difficult for staff on duty to monitor and supervise the pupils.  Parents/guardians will be asked, politely to remain at the gate to collect their children.

We kindly ask that you avoid causing an obstruction on the pavement immediately outside the gate.

Visitors

Any visitors to the school must report to reception immediately upon arrival.  If you wish to meet your child’s teacher, you must come to reception in the first instance.  Your request will be dealt with by the receptionist.