Start and End of the day for KS1 and Ks2
The school have reflected on the positive impact staggered start and finishes times have had on smooth transition in our playground and from Monday 6th September we will be adjusting our start and end of the school day routines as a permanent measure.
In order to support the number of pupils arriving to school each day, each year group will have a designated location in the playground. To access the front playground, please use the main entrance on Holcroft Road. The back playground and EYFS playground can be accessed via our Balcorne Street entrance.
On Monday 6th September staff members will be visible in the playground with class signs to show children exactly where to line up.
Start, finish times and playground entrances for each year group will be:
|Year Group||Start Time||Finish Time||Line up Location|
|Years 1 and 2||8.55am||3.20pm||Back Playground|
|Years 3 and 4||8.55am||3.30pm||Front Playground|
|Year 5||8.55am||3.30pm||Front Playground|
|Year 6||8.55am||3.30pm||Back Playground|
Due to the better flow through the playground, our parent drop off system will continue this year. Children should be taken to their class line and once under the supervision of their teachers, we will then be asking you to exit the school site. This is in order to reduce overcrowding in the playgrounds. We appreciate your support in maintaining this system.
Information about Nursery and Reception start and finished times will be communicated in a separate letter ahead of their staggered start dates.
Break and Lunchtimes
All pupils have a morning break for 15 minutes and a lunchtime lasting 55 minutes
Runs in our main school hall from 7:45am 8:30am every day for a charge of £1.50 per child per day.
Orchard Friends After School Care Provision
Runs from 3:30pm – 5:45pm every day for a charge of £10 per child per day.