School Day

The school times for pupils are:

 

School starts

Lunchtime

School ends

Key Stage 1
(Reception, Years 1 and 2)

8:50am

11.45/12 noon to 12.45/1:00pm

3:10pm

Key Stage 2
(Years 3-6)

8:45am

12:30 - 1:25pm

3:15pm

Our children enter school through their classroom doors which are unlocked at 8.40 am.  It is essential that all children arrive at school on time. If they arrive late it disrupts registration of those who do arrive punctually and sometimes delays morning activities. On the other hand, children should not arrive before doors are unlocked (unless they had booked into our Breakfast Club) as they would be unsupervised.

The site is locked when the school sessions start and re-opened at the end of the school day for parents to meet their children at the classroom doors. All children who are late should enter school via the front door and book in at the school office.

Lateness is closely monitored and we also ask that you collect pupils on time at the end of the school day as we cannot guarantee adult supervision.  If you are going to be late collecting your child you should arrange for someone else to collect them on time and contact the school office to let them know.

Lunchtime

Most children eat in the hall at lunchtime; one or two classes per term eat in their own classrooms, on a rotation basis. Children eat together regardless of whether they have a hot lunch or their own cold packed lunch. If your child is bringing their own packed lunch your co-operation with the following is required:

  • Lunch should be brought in a lunchbox which is labelled with the child's name.
  • Drinks should be in a plastic container, preferably with a screw or sports top.
  • NO glass bottles, glass lined thermal flasks or metal cans should be brought.
  • No hot or fizzy drinks.
  • No nuts or products containing nuts should be brought to school at any time due to severe nut allergies.

In hot weather it is a good idea to put an ice pack in the lunch box.  Children are offered a mid-morning fruit juice drink for which a parental contribution is requested.  We participate in the Cool Milk at School scheme and parents may order mid-morning milk for their child if preferred.  The school office can provide details.  Children should also keep a water bottle in school at all times which they can drink from and refill when necessary.

Under the National Fruit Scheme, children between the ages of 4-6 are eligible to receive a piece of fresh fruit each day. This is a Government initiative aimed at promoting healthy eating, for which there is no charge. Older children are invited to bring in their own piece of fruit daily. The fruit is generally eaten mid-morning.

Free Lunches

All EYFS and KS1 pupils are eligible for Universal Free School Meals, funded by central Government. These can be ordered through our hot lunch provider - Chartwells.

If you feel your child qualifies, you can find out all the details by visiting www.northamptonshire.gov.uk.  Our school staff can also help you and you can pick up a leaflet at the school office.