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
We have staff on duty on the school premises from 8.50am. Only pupils who are registered with and actually attend the school’s Breakfast Club will be supervised before this time. The gate at the junior end of the school will be open for pupils to attend Breakfast Club from 8.20am. Any other pupil must wait until 8.50am.
The gate to the infants yard will be opened at 8.20am. Again, pupils will be supervised by school staff from 8.50am only.
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
Infant pupils finish school at 3.00pm. Parents/Guardians of pupils in Infant classes can gain access onto the infant playground area via the gate at the infant end of the school. Please do not gather at the door and windows of the classes. Teachers and pupils require the time at the end of the lesson to reflect upon the learning of the day. It is very distracting for them if people are peering through the windows or talking loudly immediately outside the class. We appreciate your patience and co-operation in this matter.
Parents/Guardians will be able to receive their children from the infant staff outside their classrooms. Once Parents/Guardians have collected their children from the infant classes they should then leave the school premises via the gate at the infant end of the building. This is very important.
The school grounds are an extension of the classrooms and are important teaching areas. Parents/Guardians with infant pupils must NOT remain on the premises between 3.00pm and 3.30pm in order to wait for children who are in junior classes to finish school.
We ask very kindly that you adhere to this arrangement as it is a matter of child protection and health and safety. It is also extremely distracting for pupils and teachers who are still in lessons (in classes and on the yard/school field) until 3.30pm.
At the end of the school day – Juniors
The gate at the junior end of the school will remain locked until 3.30pm. 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. Avoid obstructing the pavements with bikes and scooters etc. 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.
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.