The school day starts at 9am and finishes at 3:30pm. At 9am the whole school takes part in our morning ‘Wake & Shake’ exercise before going into Registration. Registration ends at 9:15am.
We have a daily act of worship either first thing in the morning or at the end of the school day. On Wednesdays we walk the children to Church for our weekly service, once every half term these are family services when parents attend. Every Friday morning after registration we have Celebration Assembly for parents and pupils.
Children have a morning break from 10:30 to 10:50am. Healthy snacks are encouraged to be eaten at break time. Children may bring in a ‘pocket toy’ to play with at playtimes. This encourages co-operative and imaginative play amongst boys and girls. A toy must be able to fit in a ‘pocket’. Any pocket toys are brought at the owners risk and not be ‘war’ toys. The school also provides large outdoor equipment for the children to play with as well.
All Children have their lunch at 12:15pm, then go out to play.
Lunchtimes end at 1:15pm Lunches are eaten in the Hut (Village Hall), supervised by our helpful and friendly lunchtime supervisors. Hot school meals are provided by Local Food Links and costs £2.30 per meal . Currently, meals can by ordered via the school office or online via Local Food Links website. Parents may of course also choose to send their child to school with a healthy packed lunch each day.
Drop-off and collection
The playground is open to parents at the beginning and end of the day to parents. From 8:45am the playground is supervised and parents may ‘drop off’ their children. Class teachers are available to talk to before and after school unless they are responsible for a club. 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 (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Getting to School
Parking is restricted in front of the school, but the village ‘3 Horseshoes pub’ has kindly given permission for parents to use their car park at drop off and pick up times. We also have the No. 73 South West Coaches bus which drops pupils off at school at 9:00am. This service is however currently under review regarding its subsidy from County. A teaching assistant accompanies the children to and from school every day with the exception of Monday and Friday afternoons. The bus drops and collects children from stops at: Costa Coffee, Travis Perkins, Knightstone Rise, Kings Head, Gore Cross and the Co-op.