Church of England Primary School

School Day


Children arrive in the school playground 8.45-8.50am. The whistle is blown at 8.55am, and children are brought into school and registered by 9.00am each day.

For both Reception & Nursery Children children – the Class 1 door (by the gazebo) is opened at 8.45am and children come into school with their adult. This gives the younger children a more relaxed start to the day, and the chance for parents to ensure their child is settled and ready to learn.

In spring term Reception children will join the rest of the school and line up in the main playground in a morning. Nursery children will still arrive through the EYSF main door.

Morning Break –   10.30am – 10.45am

Nursery Children finish at 11.45am

Lunch runs from 12.00-1.00pm


1.00pm until 3.30pm for all children.

Reception and Key Stage 1 also have an afternoon break, from 2.45-3.00pm when possible. The children must be collected at 3.30 pm. If you are unavoidably delayed, please try to get a message to school to that effect.

Class 1 and 2 leave from the door near the gazebo in the playground, and Class 4 leave by the fire exit in their classroom and Class 3 leave by the main entrance.

Car Parking & “one way system”

We would like to communicate to all parents, old and new, the procedures for parking and collecting/dropping off children at school. Parking is only permitted on the village green where the additional grass protectors are installed to the left of the village green as you look at the school. Under no circumstances should cars be parking directly on the village green or be parked in a way that blocks residents drives. We would also like to remind everyone that the speed limit in the village is 30mph.

To help with congestion we ask that parents use a one way system round the village green. As you look at the school from the bottom of the green cars should travel in a clockwise direction around the green. Although there is no formal written rule regarding this it does help prevent the roads becoming blocked.

We kindly ask parents to follow these simple rules to ensure the safety of all children in school.

Locking of School Gates

All gates to the school site will be locked at 9.10 every morning and will re-open at 3.15pm, this is to ensure the safety of all our children. If you need access to school between these hours please contact the school office on 01423 322302. EYFS staff will open the double gate situated near Class 1 at 11.40am ready for Nursery Collections so there is no need to contact the office at this time.