Safeguarding Info


Arriving at School

The doors open at 8.45am; children should use the entrance door to their classroom.

Timings for the day

Early Years (Reception)
Morning 9.00 am – 12.00 am
Afternoon 12.50 pm – 3.05 pm

Year 1 – Year 4
Morning 9.00 am – 12.15pm
Afternoon 1.15 pm – 3.15 pm

End of afternoon session

Children in the Reception and Year 1 may not leave the school until collected by an appropriate adult. If an older child is expecting to be met after school by a parent or parent’s representative, and that person has not arrived, the child must return to the classroom and inform the teacher.

Children catching the Service Bus or being collected by taxi or mini-bus at the end of the school day should assemble in the school foyer. There they will be supervised by a member of staff and escorted to the bus.

Taxi and minibus drivers are required to complete a simple registration form identifying who they are responsible for collecting

School Closure

Occasionally, but rarely, a closure may occur without prior warning to parents e.g. when there is exceptionally heavy snow. Every effort will be made to have a message relayed on our website, via text message and on Dorset For You. You can also get information about school closures over:

BBC Solent FM
Wessex FM
Heart FM

Closure details are broadcast immediately after the news summaries which are relayed on the hour and half hour.

Note – This procedure applies at all times of the year if there is an emergency which means that the school must be closed for reasons of safety or comfort (e.g. burst water pipes, gas leak etc.)