The School Day
8.30 a.m. Supervision begins (school gates are opened)
8.35 a.m. Children are collected from playground
8.40 a.m. School begins/registers taken
11.45 a.m. Lower School (KS1 and Foundation Two) Lunch time begins
12.15 p.m. Upper School (KS2) Lunch time begins
12.30 p.m. Lower School afternoon session begins
12.45 p.m Foundation Two afternoon session begins
1.00 p.m. Upper School begins
3.00 p.m. End of School Day
3.10 p.m. Supervision ends
Total hours of school session = 5 hours and 35 minutes.
25 hours and 25 minutes per week are spent on learning/teaching in Lower School.
26 hours and 45 minutes per week are spent on learning/teaching in Upper School.
Entrance and Dismissal, Registration times, Collective Worship, break times and lunch times make up the 32.5 hour school week.
The children are grouped into three Key Stages: the Early Years Foundation Stage, Lower School (Key Stage 1) and Upper School (Key Stage 2). Within these areas there exist several combinations of groupings to cater for age, ability and aptitude.
Your child will have a pastoral teacher who is responsible for monitoring their achievement and progress and is directly concerned with the welfare of your child. During the school day there will be contact with other adults who work as a team to provide the most appropriate education for your child.
Movement between the areas is flexible depending on the needs of your child and the ratio of children to adults within the area.
Team Leaders have a responsibility to lead and manage the work of the staff and groups within their areas, as well as fostering a positive spirit throughout the school. They co-ordinate the curriculum across their teams to ensure consistency, progression and continuity.
If your child's pastoral teacher cannot solve a problem then you should discuss it with the appropriate Team Leader.