The School Day
Timings of Primary Phase School Day
8.40am – Register
8.45- 12.00pm –Session 2 (3 ¼ hours)
12.00-1.00pm - Lunch
1.00-3.00pm - Session 3 (2 hours)
Arrival at the Start of the School Day and up to 10.00am
- Gates will open at 8.30am and a member of staff will be on duty in the playground from this time.
- Classroom doors will then open at 8.35am; children are expected to be in their classroom and ready for registration at 8.40am.
- Registers will close at 8.50am.
- Any pupil arriving between 8.50am and 9.20am will be marked as late.
- Any pupil who arrives late for school, after registration has been completed, must sign in the Pupil signing in/out register at the Primary Phase school office. This allows late attendance to be monitored and is necessary in case of a fire or emergency evacuation of the school.
- Any pupils arriving after 9.20am will be marked as unauthorised late arrival, this counts as an absence for the whole morning session.
Arrival at School after 8.50am
- If you know your child will be arriving in school after 8.50am, please ensure the school is informed by calling the absence line on 01454 868842 before the start of the school day and leaving a short message (including your child’s name and class teacher).
- When arriving in school children should be brought to the main reception office located in the Secondary Phase building.
- Any pupil who arrives late for school after registration has been completed must sign in the Pupil signing in/out register, which is held in BSCS main reception office. This allows late attendance to be monitored and is necessary in case of a fire or emergency evacuation of the school.
- Children will then be accompanied to their classroom by a member of the reception office team.
Collection during the School Day
- If you need to collect your child from school during the school day, you should inform the school of the time you will be collecting your child and on what day, by calling the absence line on 01454 868842. The school should be notified of these arrangements in accordance to the guidelines set out in the attendance policy (see section on absence relating medical appointments).
- Children should be collected from the Reception office in the Secondary Phase building. Parents will need to sign their child out in the Pupil signing in/out register which is necessary in case of a fire or emergency evacuation of the school.
Collection at the End of the School Day
- The school day finishes at 3.00pm and children will be dismissed through their classroom door.
- Your child will only be dismissed to an adult who we are expecting to be collecting them.
- If there is an unexpected change in the adult collecting, parents must ensure they have contacted the school to let us know. We will not release children to an adult who is not known to us unless we have been given clear instructions to do this.
- If you are allowing your Upper KS2 child to walk to and from school independently, please inform your child’s classteacher.
Collection – Parents with shared Parental Responsibility
Collection arrangement information needs to be clear and in advance, and if there are changes to the schedule, in these circumstances, the school will need to check that both parents with parental responsibility are happy about the arranged collection. If there are issues with this the Head of Primary Phase must be informed. We may need to link with external agencies including Social Care and Police.
If a child is to be collected by an elder sibling, they need to be 16 years old or over. If a parent/carer requests that a sibling who is between the ages of 14 and 16 years old collects, they need to have a meeting with the Head of Primary Phase.
They will need to talk through:
- When? (how frequently – is it a regular collection or a one off)
- If a child is not collected at 3.00pm, we will call the parents/carers.
- If we are not able to contact the parent/carers, we will call the emergency contact.
- If a child is not collected, and we continue to be unable to make contact with the parent/carer or emergency contact, the Head of Primary Phase/designated teacher will contact Social Care.
- The school will also inform Educational Welfare support services for information.
Once the situation has been resolved it is essential that we establish how and why the circumstances arose and ascertain whether there is anything that could be done to avoid a recurrence of this situation. At this point it may be relevant to involve other agencies to draw in support for the family. It will also be necessary to review procedures to ensure that they worked smoothly and if necessary amend for future incidents.
If your son/daughter is not going to be in school due to illness, you need to call the absence line on 01454 868842 before the start of the school day. You can leave a message and a brief description of your son/daughter’s symptoms.
If your son/daughter is due to have a medical appointment, i.e. doctor or dentist, please call 01454 868842 and leave a message advising the date and time of the appointment and whether your child will be returning to school
afterwards. If you are taking your child out for an appointment during the school day, you must sign them out and then back in on their return.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your son/daughter is not in school and we have not received notification of absence, you will receive a telephone call to establish the reason for the unexplained absence.
Print our Collection and Drop off procedures.