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Dear Parents'Carers

 

Bucks County Council have been unable to appoint a Crossing Patrol person for the crossing on Deanway. We have also noticed an increasing number of children who are being dropped at school well before 08:40.

 

In light of this, and as part of our regular safety reviews, we have been examining our drop off and pick up arrangements for your children at the beginning and end of the school day.

 

As of next Monday, 13th November 2017, the school gates will be unlocked at 08:35 each morning.

 

Children attending Breakfast Club or Maths Club will be able to access the school via the main school entrance from 08:00.

 

This is to ensure the safety of your children and to ensure that the school site is secure.

 

We are still considering a range of options for the end of the school day and we will be in touch to confirm these.

 

Regards

 

Elen Peal

Head Teacher

We hope that the following information will be helpful for parents and children at the Junior School. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office staff who will be happy to help.

 

Our School Day (from Monday 13th November 2017)

 

Pupils are not supervised by school staff until 8:45am. If they are in school earlier than this time then parents/carers are responsible for the safety and well being of their children. Parents are welcome to come onto the school site to supervise their children.

 

The school gates will be unlocked at 08:35 each morning (Hillside Close Gate, Lagger Close Gate and the side gate adjacent to the staff car park).

 

Children attending Breakfast Club or Maths Club will be able to access the school via the Main School entrance from 08:00. (Parsonage Road Gate will be open and access will be via the main school entrance only).

 

First bell goes at 08:45. All pupils are expected to make their way into their classrooms when this bell rings to put away bags and coats, and then read or work quietly under teacher supervision. It is important that all children are in class by the second bell, when registration takes place.

 

Second bell goes at 08:55 for registration.

 

Third bell goes at 09:00 to mark the start of lesson time.

 

Pupils arriving after 9:00am will be marked late and must report to the office to tell the School Secretary that they have arrived and to let her know of any School Meal requirements. The Lagger Close gate and the Hillside Close gate will be locked at 9:05am, so the only access for late arrivals will be via the main entrance on Parsonage Road.

 

Morning break is between 10:35am and 10:50am and the lunchtime break is between 12:20pm and 1:20pm. Lunch break usually ends with a Wake and Shake session. Afternoon registration takes place immediately after the lunch break and the afternoon session starts at 1:25pm.

 

School finishes at 3:30pm and children will be dismissed from class at this time. The Lagger Close and Hillside Close gates are unlocked at approximately 3.15pm, as is the side gate adjacent to the staff car park. Please ensure that both you are your child are aware of your meeting place at the end of the school day.

 

We politely request that parents do not use the staff car park at the beginning or the end of the day when dropping off or collecting children, ie not between 8am and 9am and between 3:15pm and 4:30pm. 


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