School Opening TimesIt is very important that children are in school for registration at 8.55am. The school gates are opened at 8.40am and pupils may come straight into school from 8.45 am, when the side doors will be open. A member of staff will be available on these door.In the unlikely event that you arrive late for school (after 9.00 am) please enter the school through the front door. It is essential that you inform the school office that your child has arrived. You will be asked for a reason for being late and then to enter this onto the sign-in screen. For Health and Safety reasons it is essential that you follow these procedures.School finishes at 3.10pm. The school will keep a record of incidents where parents/carers do not collect a child from school, are late in doing so for no acceptable reason, or where there is a repeat occurrence. Any child welfare concerns arising out of such incidents will be dealt with in accordance with the school’s child protection procedures. Drop Off and CollectionAt the end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.PlaytimesChildren have a morning break at 10.45am - 11.00am (KS2).Breaks in the afternoon are at the teachers discretion.AssembliesPupils attend assembly from 10.30am to 10.45am on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Our celebration assembly is at 2.40pm on Friday. Class assemblies take place on Wednesdays at a time of the class teacher's choosing.LunchtimeChildren in Oak and Birch Classes go for lunch first at 11.55am and are supervised by their class teachers. The remaining children then go for lunch staggered in their year group. Lunchtime for all children ends at 12.55pm.