The School Day

Breakfast club is a very popular service that provided parents with child care provision from 7.45 until the beginning of the school day at 8.50. Please contact the school office for availability.

School start at 8.50 and we expect all pupils to be in school on time ready to start their day.

All pupils have a morning break for 15 minutes, they are welcome to bring in their own drink and healthy snack or order toast and juice from the school.

The children all have a one hour lunch break, if they bring sandwiches to school then 30 minutes is allocated for the children to eat and 30 minutes is allocated to outside play (weather dependent).

In the afternoon F/S and KS1 have an outdoor break and KS2 have a fruit break in class.  Children in KS2 will need to provide their own fruit.

Morning nursery ends at 11.40am

School ends at 3.20pm for Reception and KS1, 3.25pm for KS2 and 3.30pm for afternoon nursery.

Beginning of the School Day – Drop off points

Nursery                –              Courtyard playground (Nursery red door)

Reception           –              Courtyard playground (Reception white door)

Year 1                    –              Rear playground – classroom fire exits (access gained via Old Park Rd

playground).

Year 2                    –              At classroom fire exits, 2W (rear playground) 2C (Old Park Rd playground).

Year 3                    –              School corridor exit (between the courtyard and Old Park Rd playgrounds).

4T                           –              School corridor exit (between the courtyard and Old Park Rd playgrounds).

4S                           –              Mobile classroom door.

Year 5 & 6            –              Corridor exit ramp onto the courtyard playground.

Please could parents of years 1-6, leave their children at each entrance. There are staff on the doors to greet the children.  For safeguarding reasons parents are asked not to enter the school through these entrances.  If you need to speak to a member of staff to pass on a quick message then please speak to someone at the door. Alternatively, make your way to the school office (Old Park Rd entrance) where our office staff will assist you or make an appointment with the appropriate member of staff.

Parents of reception children are asked to encourage their children to enter the school themselves as soon as possible, this will support their independence.

End of The School Day – Collection of Children

These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of all pupils.

Foundation Stage, Year 1 & 2.

Pupils are handed over to a parent or carer at the end of school.

Year 3 & 4

With the exception of 4S, pupils will be taken to the school exit situated between the courtyard playground and the Old Park Rd playground. A member of staff from each class will be at the exit and children stay with that member of staff until they see their parent/carer in the playground.

Class 4S are collected from the door of the mobile classroom.

Year 5 & 6

In year 5 & 6 the children are given increased responsibility in preparation for secondary school.  There is always a teacher from year 5 & 6 stood around the exit.  Children are allowed to go into the courtyard playground to meet their parents/carers.  They are told to agree a meeting point with parents/carers and if no-one is there they are to go back to their teacher at the entrance to the year 5/6 corridor.  Please could you ensure that your child is aware of the meeting point and that if you are not there then they must return to the year 5/6 entrance.

Year 6 Walkers

After February half term and only in agreement with parents/carers, we allow the year 6 children to walk home from school on their own.  This is arranged before half term, letters will be sent and permission sought.  Children without written permission will not be allowed to walk home.

Siblings

We understand that with several exit points parents/carers with several children across school, pick up can be difficult.  There is a slight time difference to support this with foundation stage and KS1 finishing at 3.20 and KS2 finishing at 3.25.  We accept that due to assemblies or other events classes do not always finish on time to allow this differential.

We ask that you make the collection of your youngest child your priority and we then send siblings from KS1 to their younger brother or sister’s class. Children from KS2 will usually await your collection at the points below.

Collection points are as follows:

Nursery                –              Courtyard playground

Reception           –              Courtyard playground

Year 1                    –              Rear playground at classroom fire exits (access gained via Old Park Rd

playground).

Year 2                    –              At Classroom fire exits, 2W (rear playground) 2C (Old Park Rd playground.

Year 3                    –              School corridor exit between the courtyard and Old Park Rd playgrounds.

4T                           –              School corridor exit between the courtyard and Old Park Rd playgrounds.

4S                           –              Mobile classroom door.

Year 5 & 6            –              Corridor exit ramp onto the courtyard playground.

Late Arrival of Parents

If you know that you are delayed at pick up time, then please can you contact the school as soon as possible.  Upon late collection parents will need to sign children out.

In all cases if a parent/carer does not arrive then the children are taken to the main office to await collection.  If they are not collected by 3.35pm then the office will contact the names on the child’s emergency contact lists.  Should your child’s collection become persistently late then your child/children will be placed into our after school club, you will be charged for the use of this service (£7.00 until 5pm).

Extra Curricular-Activities

Pupils that attend after school sports/activity clubs (not after school club), are usually collected at 4.30pm from the Old Park Rd playground entrance (unless stated in the details of your club letter).

The safe hand over of pupils at the end of the school day is of great importance to us.  If you have any queries regarding these arrangements, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Oak Tree Owls – After School Club

Oak Tree Owls

Our after school club provides child care from 3.25/3.25 until 5.30pm.

Our after school club is run onsite by The Patch Day Nursery.  If you are interested in booking at place for your child then please contact The Patch Day Nursery.

Pupils staying at after school club will be collected from their classes at the end of the school day by a member of the Oak Tree Owls team.  Please can you ensure that where possible you book with The Patch in advance and inform your child that they are staying at after school club.