Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please see the Parent Code of Conduct on the website 'Parents' / 'Covid-19 from September 2020' section for up to date changes.
The school session times are:
Nursery Unit Main School
8.50 a.m. to 11.50 a.m. 8.55 a.m. to 12.00 noon
and 12.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. 1.25 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
The main school starts at 8.55 a.m. and the Nursery Unit at 8.50 a.m. Children should arrive at school no sooner than 8.45 a.m. and must be supervised while in the grounds by the parent/carer accompanying them. Classroom staff will be in the cloakroom/classroom areas to receive the children from 8.45 a.m. For the afternoon session in the Nursery Unit children should not arrive before 12.25 p.m.
On arrival, the children should enter school by their own cloakroom area, hang up coats and bags and go directly to their own classroom/teaching area. In the main school the 8.55 a.m. bell will ring to mark the start of the school day. If a child is late for school, it can be upsetting for them as well as disturbing for the class which may have already started an activity. Children arriving after the start of the school day are marked as 'Late'. Frequent or repeated lateness will be reported to the Education Welfare Officer. All cloakroom doors are closed promptly for security reasons. Parents/carers of children arriving after the doors have been closed must report to the school office at the main entrance and sign in the child, giving a reason for the lateness. Parents of children arriving late may not accompany the child into the classroom.
At lunchtime children may go home for lunch, stay for a school lunch or eat a packed lunch from home. Those children going home for lunch should not return before 1.15 p.m. If children have a medical appointment which runs into lunchtime, in order to access a school meal they need to return to school by 12.45 pm.
The school day ends at 3.30 pm. Due to the age of our children we expect an adult (age 16+)to collect them in all but very exceptional circumstances. Parents/carers should ensure that they arrive on time to collect the children. For all Nursery children the parent will collect them from inside the classroom, children are handed over to the parent/carers by the class teacher.
When collecting main school children, we request that parents wait for them outside the cloakroom and the class teacher will hand them over at the door. Please make sure your child knows who will be collecting them and write on the classroom noticeboard on the morning if any alternative arrangements have been made for each day.