The School Day

8.00am Cuckoo Club Breakfast Care opens

Bookings require 24 hours notice to ensure we have adequate staffing in place.

8.45am Playground gates open to all pupils

Please don’t leave your children any earlier unless they are in Cuckoo Club as there is no supervision until 8.45am.

9.00am Registration

To ensure school starts promptly if you arrive after the gates have been shut at 9.00am, please bring your child to the office to sign them in.

Arrival after 9.00am will result in a late attendance record in the register.

10.45am Breaktime
12.00am Lunchtime
1.00pm Afternoon session
3.15pm End of school

After school clubs start

Cuckoo Club wrap around care starts

4.45pm Cuckoo Club After School care closes

Morning drop-off arrangements

Parents should drop their child off at the relevant entrance for their child between 8.45am – 9.00am. The children are encouraged to start their day with exercise on the playground prior to registration starting promptly at 9.00am.

EYFS/KS1 – Front gate

Kestrel Class  (Year 3/4) – Front gate

Owl Class (Year 5/6) – Side gate

Siblings may be dropped off at the same gate.


Pick-up arrangements

Parents should let the school office know who is authorised to collect their child and what regular arrangements are made. Should these arrangements need to be changed for any reason, please let the office know in advance where possible or leave an answerphone message which will be passed on. At the end of the day, parents are asked to wait outside their child’s allocated school gate until 3.15pm where their child will be dismissed to them by class teachers.

Year 6 pupils are allowed to walk home unaccompanied. It is parental responsibility to ensure that written permission for this has been submitted to the school office.

Signing children in and out during the school day

Parents should come to the office if children are brought late to school or picked up early (e.g. for unavoidable appointments, such as music exams or hospital appointments). The office will then sign the children in or out so our fire records are up to date.

Parents in school (entry to school site and signing in)

If you visit school between the hours of 8.45am and 3.15pm, please enter via the front door. To help ensure the safety of all our children, all visitors to school are asked to sign in at the office.


Travel to and from school

We encourage walking to school as a healthy option where possible. If families are driving, we ask that parents and carers to do so with consideration for the local residents and also those families that walk to school. This is particularly important on Cold Blow, which gets particularly busy at school drop off and pick up times.


  • parking is available in the pub car-park in Oare or on the lane in Cold Blow beyond the school. We ask that consideration is given to the local residents. Please park courteously and safely, taking care not to block driveways or double-park.
  • the front of school must be left clear at all times during drop off and pick up times. This is to allow the school minibus and taxi to park by the school gate to safely drop off and pick up children.
  • please do not use the staff car park spaces (unless you are registered disabled).

Road Safety – Please be aware that YOU are responsible for the safety of the children in your care coming on to and off the school site. We would encourage you to ensure that your child wears the hi-vi vest supplied by the school.

If your child is in Year 6 and is allowed to walk from school unaccompanied, please let the school know in writing. We would encourage families to walk the route with their child to familiarise them with crossings and areas where they need to be particularly careful on their journey.

Covid related Illness

If your child becomes ill during the day, you will be contacted and you will be asked to collect your child as soon as possible, get your child tested for the virus. We have an isolating room for children who are showing virus symptoms.  If tests prove positive, the rest of that learning group will be sent home and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

Communicating with School

Please continue to communicate with staff via [email protected].  The school grounds are now a parent-free zone. We are significantly restricting the number of visitors on site. Please make all contact with school either by telephone or email.

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