School Hours & Dates
Children welcome to arrive: 8.45
First session 8.55am – 10.40am
Morning break 10.40am – 11.00am
Second session 11.00am – 12.15pm
Lunch 12.15pm – 1.10pm (children are welcome to complete their meal up until 1:20pm)
Third session 1.20pm – 3.20pm
Children are not allowed to arrive before 8.45 am (unless directly supervised by their adult). Classroom doors will open from 8:45am (signified by a bell). School starts at 8:55am (signified by a further bell). Children going home to lunch are not to return until 1.10 pm. The school office is open between 8.45am and 4.00pm.
The car park is to be used ONLY for picking up and dropping off children.
Please show consideration to other drivers and do not double park or park on the double yellow lines (and to our local neighbourhood).
In line with the Government’s guidelines, parental requested absence will only be granted in exceptional circumstances (e.g. military leave). Parents are asked to take their holidays out of term time. Excellent attendance is positively encouraged with a “Best Attendance” certificate being awarded. To support children into the workplace and the adult world SAST schools encourage punctuality and attendance. Persistent lateness and absent (without a justified reason/s) might result in warning letters / fines.
In line with national recommendations, parents are required to contact the school as soon as possible if their child is absent. A phone call or a note via a friend or sibling is best; any verbal message needs to be followed by a note on the child’s return to school.
Similarly, please notify the school if a child has to leave early during the school day, eg to visit the dentist. The school office email can be used as an alternative if required.
Term Dates for 2019-2020
Last Day of term – Thursday 19th December
Friday 20th December Staff Training Day
First Day of term – Monday 6th January 2020
HALF TERM Break-up Friday 14th February
Return to school Monday 24th February
Last day of term Friday 3rd April
SUMMER TERM 2020 First Day of Term – Monday 20th April
Bank Holiday – Friday 8th May
HALF TERM Break-up Friday 22nd May
Return to school Monday 1st June
(Friday 26th June Staff Training Day)
Last day of Term – Friday 17th July 2020
Monday 20 July 2020 – School closed
INSET Days 2020/21
Thursday 3 September 2020
Friday 4 September 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
Friday 12 February 2021
Friday 25 June 2021