Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School
Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand
|School Site Opens For Staff||07:30|
|School Gates Open For Parents||08:35|
|Key Stage Assembly in Hall or Music Room||09:00 -09:15|
|Morning Break||10:15 – 10:30|
11:40-12:40 (Early Years)
12:00 - 13:00 (KS1)
12:10 - 13:10 (KS2)
|Afternoon Break (Key Stage 1)||14:00 – 14:10|
|School Site Closes||18:00|
The school is locked during break and lunch times (see above) and we do not let any visitors in to the school during these times. This is for safety reasons, we wish to avoid visitors accessing the school whilst the children are on the school playground. If you do need to visit the school, please do avoid these times.
SCHOOL OPENING HOURS
The school site is open each day between 7:30am - 6pm, for a total of 52 1/2 hours per week. This includes times when the school is only open to children attending wraparound care (Thrive) or after school clubs. In general, the school is open to pupils between 8:45-3:10pm, which is a total of 32 hours and 5 minutes.
ORGANISATION OF THE DAY PROCEDURES
Organisation of the day
The school gates open at 8.35am and lessons start at 8.45am. The school day finishes at 3.10pm and children should be collected at this time. Any children who have not been collected will be taken to the school office and parents contacted.
A calm, smooth start to the morning is important for learning. Class teachers want the opportunity to greet the children with a smile, start learning promptly and dismiss them safely. Outlined below is the detail of the arrangements for drop off and pick up.
Morning drop off
• Children will make their way directly to their classrooms when they arrive in the morning. There will be no need to line up. Class Teachers / Teaching Assistants will be waiting to meet them. (The only exception is Year R - please see below)
It is essential for all year groups that if you have a change of plan, or a play date or someone else is picking up that you let the class teacher know in advance or call through to the office so we are very clear who is picking up. We cannot release pupils to people who are not on the contact list where the parent/carer has not confirmed to us that a different person will be collecting.
NB: If you arrive by car; the utmost consideration for others is essential. We are lucky to have the village hall car park next to the school. Please bear in mind that we use it courtesy of the Village Hall's Goodwill, and also that of our neighbours. This goodwill needs to be matched by our consideration and sensitivity for others.
Parents are NOT permitted, for reasons of safety, to use the Staff car park at the back of the school, this also extends to parents dropping off for the Breakfast club. with large numbers of children and parents using the staff car park exit, cars travelling in the opposite direction are an accident waiting to happen. There are alternative places to park on Churchfield Way and in the village car park by the Co-Op, which have the benefit of allowing our children to use their legs! you might also wish to consider, if you do live locally, whether the car is actually necessary at all.
Please remember that the disabled bays are for use by disabled badge holders ONLY - they are used on a daily basis. Vehicles should not enter the school site from 8:30am - 3:30pm unless directed by a member of staff
During school hours pupils are not allowed to leave the school premises without the permission of the Headteacher. Permission is only granted if a request is made by the parent in person, by telephone or in writing and a form has been completed (available from the school office or downloaded CLICK HERE). A parent or guardian or other authorised adult must collect the child. Children should be signed in and out at the school office. During lunch break pupils must remain on the premises.