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Junior - Start and end of day procedures


I would like to take this opportunity to outline the start and end of day procedures for the beginning of the new academic year.


All gates (The Lagger Close, Lower Playground and Main Parsonage Road entrance / front gate) will be unlocked at 8:45. 


Junior Registration is at 8:55am for the start of lessons at 9am. 


Parents are welcome to come on site but please encourage your child to enter the classroom independently. 


All gates will be locked at 9:00am. 


At the end of the day, all gates will be unlocked at 3:25pm. 


The children will be dismissed at 3:30pm from the following locations:


  • Year 3  - The wet weather shelter on the Lower Playground.
  • Year 4  - The Lower playground.
  • Year 5  - Outside Maple class on the Top Playground.
  • Year 6  - On the field.


Children are to be collected from school by parents or those with parental responsibility. Parents may nominate other adults to collect their child using an After School Pick Up Arrangements form - available on the website here.




Hot school meals are available on days that the school is open - unless there is a special event such as a PTA Hot Dog Lunch.




PE days will be communicated to you at the beginning of the school year and children will be able to wear school PE kit to school on their PE day. Please ensure that the correct PE kit is worn on these days.


PE Kit:


  • School logo green T-shirt #
  • Black shorts or skort (no cycling shorts)
  • Slip-on plimsolls (optional at Juniors) and trainers for outdoor PE. Trainers should be a single plain colour (but not fluorescent.)
  • Black or dark green jogging bottoms, no leggings (Black at Junior School/ Dark Green at Infant School #)
  • Bottle green hooded top #


Items marked # are available from PMG. Further uniform information is available on the website here


A typical school week at the Junior School is approximately 32.5 hours

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

The first school bell rings at 08:45. Pupils are expected to make their way to their classrooms when this bell rings to put away bags and coats, and then read or work quietly under teacher supervision until the second bell at 08:55. It is important that children are in class by second bell, when registration takes place.


Pupils are not supervised by school staff until the first bell rings at 08:45, and should come into school when the Lagger Close and Lower Playground/Hillside Close gates are unlocked at 08:45.


The three school gates are (1) Main School entrance gate on Parsonage Road, (2) gate onto lower playground accessed via the Hillside Close footpath (path runs from The Deanway up to the playing fields) and (3) gate by Lagger Close.


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


Second bell goes at 08:55 for registration. Pupils arriving in class after 08:55 will be marked late. Pupils who miss the class register should report to the School Office to be marked as present and to place their school meal order.


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


The Lagger Close and Lower Playground/Hillside Close gates will be locked at 09:00, so the only access for children arriving after 09:05 will be via the main school entrance on Parsonage Road.


Morning break is between 10:40 and 10:55.


Lunchtime break is between 12:20 and 13:20. 


Afternoon registration takes place immediately after the lunch break and the afternoon session starts at 13:35 after a whole school exercise session.


The school day finishes at 15:30


At the end of the school day Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children must be collected from their class by an adult. In the second half of the summer term children in Year 6 may request permission to make their own way from their classes to a pick up location agreed with their parent or carer, such as one of the school gates or the zebra crossing.


The Lagger Close and Hillside Close gates are unlocked at approximately 15.25, as is the side gate adjacent to the staff car park


Any children that are not collected directly from class will be taken over to the main school office and they can be collected from there. If children are still waiting after 15:45 we will try to contact either a parent or carer as appropriate.


Older children, with permission to make their own way from class during the summer term, are asked to come back to the school office if they have not been met by an adult at their designated meeting point after school.


We politely request that parents do not drive into or park in the staff car park without permission.

Safe Zone


Our Parking Promise letter gives further details of our Safe Zone but we ask that parents avoid driving on School Lane, Parsonage Road, Lagger Close and Hillside Close. Parking permits for the Blizzards Yard Car Park are available from the School Office.