The School Day
Children may come into School from 8.15am and staff will be in their classrooms ready to welcome them. The school day officially begins at 8.45am. At the end of the school day, children can then be collected from 3.30pm up to 5pm. Between 3.30pm and 5pm children can take part in clubs or play with their friends (outside if weather permits). We have an after school care facility, the '5 O'Clock Club', where parents can book half hour care slots between 5pm and 6pm daily. This is a paid for service.
We hold a whole school assembly three times a week where we celebrate the new school day with stories, drama and thoughts, with a Christian basis, and classes take it in turns to present an assembly to the School on Fridays. In addition to this Year 1 and 2 classes have a year group assembly, and Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception join together for a Foundation Stage assembly. At intervals through the school year, Year 2 children join the Prep School for assembly and need to be in school by 8.25am on this day.
Each week certificates are awarded to individuals for effort, attainment or for being a good, caring member of our School. We also celebrate birthdays during assembly times.
During the morning break children are well supervised. We encourage children to play games which promote friendship and allow for individual needs to be respected. A drink (milk or water) and fruit or a biscuit are provided at this time.
The younger children also have a short afternoon outdoor time.
At lunch, children sit together in class groups, with their class teacher and a classroom assistant. High priority is given to the development of good table manners. Children have a choice between two hot meals, meat or vegetarian. Alternatively, there is a salad bar provision. If your child requires any special dietary provision, please let us have the information in writing and we will make every effort to cater for his/her needs.
After lunch, approximately 12.30pm, children who are part-time go home, whilst the other children enjoy a story for 15 minutes, to let lunch settle, followed by outdoor play-time.