|8.35am||The school opens its doors. Children should not be left unattended until this time.|
Children enter school by their outside classroom doors.
If a child arrives after 8.45am they will need to be signed in at the office as outside classroom doors and the
school gates will be closed/locked at this time.
|10.30.10.45am||Year 1 & Year 2 Playtime|
|11.45am- 1.00pm||Year R Lunchtime|
|12.00pm- 1.00pm||Year 1 and Year 2 Lunchtime|
|3.05pm||End of the school day - Parents/Carers collect children from their outside classroom doors|
The school day
It will still be necessary to operate staggered arrival and departure times to support adults in safely socially distancing and keeping groups of children separated. There will also be a new one way system into school which all Parents will need to follow.
Travel to school
We strongly encourage you to leave cars at home, and walk or cycle to school as much as possible. Alternatively, we have many park and stride locations for you to use to support with this endeavour if you live too far away to walk the entire journey. If you do drive to school, please continue to observe the one-way system we use: access from A326, into Knellers Lane and then along Foxhills, to support us with reducing congestion around school at either end of the day.
One way System
All Parents will enter the school via the KS1 entrance and make their way around the school so they can exit via reception and the main playground. To ease with any congestion the following timings have been arranged to ensure we avoid a bottle neck of people by Year R.
Year 2: 8.30am- 2.45pm
Year 1: 8.45am- 3.00pm
Year R: 9.00am- 3.15pm
It is really essential that these times are strictly adhered to ensure we limit the numbers of people on site at one time. We recognise that there are a number of siblings in different classes across the infant school and across the junior school. If this is the case, please bring your children to school at the later time and collect at the earlier time. For example; if you have an 8:30am slot with us and a 9:00am start at the Juniors, please bring both children to school for 9 and collect both children at 2:45pm. We are offering the later drop off and earlier collection times to avoid children being left alone in classrooms with school staff at the beginning and end of the day. The option of grouping children from different bubbles together is not a possibility because it compromises safety.
Please advise us if you need to collect your child/ren earlier than their allocated class finish time on a regular basis. This will particularity apply if you are using the services of a childminder.
Access to the school site
No moving vehicles on site 8:20 to 9:15am and 2.40 to 3:30pm
We have amended our drop off and collection times to enable our Parents who hold a blue badge to drive onto the school site. Blue badge holders will be able to access the site at 8.15am (must be off site by 8.20am) or at the later time of 9.15am. Blue badge holders will need to collect their child at 14:30 every day (must be off site by 14:35). Restricting access to these times allow the site to be vehicle free, which safely supports pedestrians to use the driveway and pathways to enter and leave the site. We ask that parents accessing the site by foot, use a ‘keep to the left’ rule, as we would on a normal road. The two pathways down each side of the driveway will be one-way systems (the left pathway “in” and the right one “out”). We ask parents to strictly adhere to this guidance. To reduce the number of people on site, we ask that only one parent accompanies their child on the school run.
We are trailing repositioning the bike and scooter racks to the roundabout for Infant school children only. This will avoid the pathway becoming congested and will allow for more distancing. You are welcome to cycle or scoot the entire length of the driveway, but please keep to left hand side of the drive and be mindful that there will also be pedestrians using the same route!