THE SCHOOL DAY
The school day begins at 8:55am for all children and ends at the following times:
3.20pm Year 3 and Year 4
3.25pm Year 6
3.30pm Year 5
During the week, children have assemblies in different settings. On Monday and Friday, the whole school meet together in the dining hall and sing, listen to stories and celebrate achievement within the school. We sometimes have visitors from different religious faiths and denominations who come and share assemblies with the children on these days.
There are also lower/upper school assemblies, year group assemblies and class assemblies throughout the week. We use these assemblies as an opportunity to explore religious festivals from a wide range of religions, promote the British Values, Protected Characteristics and our own school priorities such as growth mind-set and our diversity driver.
The children have a morning break from 10:45 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Healthy tuck options are available to purchase daily from our school tuck shop, which is run by monitors in Year 6. Children can also bring in their own fresh fruit or vegetables for tuck if preferred.
Lunchtime begins at 12 noon and ends at 1:10 p.m. Each year group has a time slot to be seated for their lunch which is rotated on a weekly basis.
Drop Off and Collection
Children should enter through one of the school gates located on Ronald Hill Grove or Westleigh Avenue. Teacher supervision, prior to morning registration, begins at 8:40 a.m. and we would appreciate your child not arriving before this time, unless they are attending an early morning club. Children should be picked up from the playground at 3:25 p.m. Staff responsibility for the children ends at 3:35 p.m. unless they are attending an after school club. If for any reason you are unavoidably detained, please inform us and your child will be asked to wait at the school office.
Getting to School
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are many benefits: it is healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, it respects nearby residents and parking regulations and, of course, it is good for the environment. Children may use the school bike racks to store their bikes and scooters. Children cycling to school must wear a protective helmet. If you do need to travel by car, please park wisely. Please note that the section of Ronald Hill Grove outside the school gates is closed to all motorised vehicles from 8.30 – 9.00 am and 3.00 and 3.30pm each weekday as part of the local authority’s “School Street” initiative.