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Arkenstall

Primary School

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The School Day, Opening Times, Entrances

KS2 School Day

8:45 am- KS2 gate opens for all KS2 pupils
9:00 am -register closes for KS2 
10:30am - 10:45 am- break time for KS2  
12:15 pm to 1:15 pm- lunch time for KS2
3:20 pm- end of school day for all KS2 pupils 

There will be adults at the gate to ensure your child is confident about where to go. Once your Key Stage 2 child has come through the gate, they will be directed straight to their classroom in order to start their morning work. There will be no playing allowed on the playground before school starts. 

KS1 School Day

8:50 am- KS1 gate opens for KS1 
9:05 am -register closes for KS1 pupils 
10:10am - 10:30 am- break time for KS1 children 
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm- lunch time for KS1 
3:15 pm- end of school day for KS1 pupils

Please would parents drop their KS1 child off at the top entrance door, by the pirate ship on the KS1 playground. This door will be for all KS1 classes to use to come into school. If you have a message for your child's teacher there will be a member of staff on duty to take messages to your child's class teacher

The school day will end at 3.15pm and the children will be dismissed from separate doors along the playground. We would like parents to continue to queue by their child's cloakroom door at the end of the day as we found this to be an efficient, calm and safe way to say goodbye to the children at the end of the day. There will be plenty of staff on duty for the first week to help the children to settle into the routines, find the correct door and to answer any questions if you have them.

Walk to School Initiative
We would like to encourage families to walk to school or to use a ‘Park and Stride’ approach to travelling to school. If you are unable to walk the whole journey to school, please park a short distance away and walk the remaining distance. Possible places to park include the recreation ground, The Arkenstall Centre.

If you have a Key Stage 1 and a Key Stage 2 child, please drop off your eldest child first at the main KS2 gate and then walk to the Key Stage 1 playground.

When collecting your child at the end of the day, please collect your youngest children first.

 

Late to collect

Occasionally parents are a few minutes late to collect children due to unforeseen circumstances like traffic delays etc. Do always ring/email ahead to let us know you will be late, if you can, but don't worry, we will keep children who are waiting in the reception area with adult supervision. The same would apply if we have to cancel an after-school club but you are unable to make alternative arrangements in the time available.

This does not affect our duty of care to inform social care if a child is not collected and we cannot contact a known adult within the permitted period of time of 45 minutes according to our protocol for children not collected from school.