Arriving at School
The morning session starts at 8.50am; children should use the entrance door to their classroom Unit. You will have had experience of this at the ‘Getting to Know You’ session in July for the new Reception intake.
Timings for the day
Early Years (Reception)
Morning 8.50 am – 11.50 am
Afternoon 12.50 pm – 3.15 pm
Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Morning 8.50 am – 12.15pm
Afternoon 1.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4)
Morning 8.50 am – 12.30 pm
Afternoon 1.30 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
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
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.)