The School Day
The classroom doors are opened from between 8.35am and 9.00am to help avoid congestion at the school gates and support social distancing.
With our reopening to all pupils in September, playtimes have been staggered, with the playground sectioned off into three separate playground areas with only one year group out at any one time. This ensures preserving the class bubbles and social distancing between bubbles on the playground.
9.40am-9.55am (Year 3)
10.00am-10.15am (Year 4)
10.20am -10:35am (Year 5)
10.40am-10.55am (Year 6)
As with playtimes, lunchtimes have been staggered to ensure we are preserving the integrity of our class bubbles.
11:30am-12:30pm (Year 3)
12:00pm-1:00pm (Year 4)
12:30pm-1:30pm (Year 5)
1:00pm-2:00pm (Year 6)
Collecting your child from school
Years 3 and 5 collections are from the Roberts Road gate. Please collect your children between 3. 05pm and 3.30pm. Please stand on Roberts Road in front of your child’s class door (there are now signs on the fences to help you). Once a member of staff has seen you, they will send your child out.
Years 4 and 6 collections are from the Beresford Road gate. Collection times are listed below as classrooms are not visible from the road.
4CH - 3:05pm
4DK - 3:10pm
6SC - 3:25pm
If you wish to collect your child at any other time, please contact the academy office. You will be required to sign your child out when you collect them.
The Midday Break
All children are supervised at lunchtime by an experienced team of Midday Assistants with support from teachers.
- Children may not leave the academy premises during the mid-day break.
- Any parent/carer who wishes for their child to go home for lunch must make arrangements to collect their child from the academy office.
- Please speak to the academy office staff if you wish to discuss your child’s lunchtime arrangements.
Freshly prepared and cooked school lunches are available to all children. The meals are cooked on the premises every day. A vegetarian option is always available and the kitchen staff provide a salad bar for the children to help themselves to fresh vegetables. Sometimes, parents ask to join their child for lunch to sample the food and see how their child eats at school. You are welcome to purchase a lunch and join your child as long as this is arranged and the lunch is paid for in advance.
The present cost of a school meal is £2.16. Payment must be made using ParentPay in advance for the week or as a monthly/half termly advance. If payment is not received on a Monday morning, you will be contacted and asked to bring a packed lunch to school for your child.
To assist with the catering organisation, school dinners need to be booked for each half term. If you would like your child to change to or from a packed lunch to a school dinner, please make the change at the start of the term or half term.
If you qualify for free meals for your child, please let the academy office know regardless of your child’s meal preference.
The children who choose to bring packed lunches sit in their classes together with their classmates who have school dinners. Water is available for all children at lunchtime. Children can bring an additional bottle of water if they wish. As a ‘Healthy School’, we ask that packed lunches include healthy, wholesome foods. We do appreciate that some parents would like to send their children to school with a healthy lunch but containing a small treat – this is fine. We ask parents not to send in any fizzy drinks or nuts. We do have children in school with allergies. Thank you for your support with this.
Children may go home for lunch if an arrangement has been made for this with the academy office. The children going home must be collected at 12.15pm and be brought back by 1.15pm for Years 3 and 4. For Years 5 and 6, pupils must be collected at 12.30pm and be returned to school by 1.30pm.
School Access and Security
At the beginning and end of the day, gates are opened on both Beresford Road and Roberts Road. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no Parents/Carers will be allowed on the school site.
During the day, these gates will be locked, apart from receiving deliveries and for rubbish disposal.
Children arriving late, as well as parents, carers and visitors, will only be able to enter the school by the main entrance in Roberts Road. This is to ensure the safety of the children in our care.