Beginning of the school day

Children are to be dropped off at the main school gate. There will be a reception clipboard available at the gate for any information you feel we need to know, for example if someone else is picking up your child. please state your childs class and their name. Children will be supervised in the early years outdoor area from 8.30am by members of the Reception team. 


Book Bag

Please bring your child's book bag to school everyday. We use the book bags to send home letters, home learning and reading books.  We would be grateful if you could make a note in your child’s reading record when you have heard them read and please sign when they have finished a book. The book bags are put by your child into boxes in the cloakroom. To help them do so independently please ensure the bag is emptied regularly and only has one small keyring if they wish to personalise it. Please note that we are not able to check the children's book bags everyday so please let us know if you have important letters in there or take them directly to the office. 


Fruit Time

All children need to bring a bottle of water to drink. The bottle should be labelled with your child’s name. Please try and avoid putting this in their bookbag. In the morning the children will have a piece of fruit from the ‘fruit free’ scheme.  We are happy to keep water bottles at school during the week and staff will regularly rinse out and refill bottles throughout the week. However, should you wish to take your child's water bottle home each night the trolley will parked outside classroom doors at the end of the day. All water bottles will be sent home on Fridays and must be returned refilled on Monday morning.


The Foundation Stage classes have PE on a Monday or Friday morning. It is therefore important all children have their kit in school on these days. Earrings cannot be worn for PE so if your child is not able to remove their earrings independently it would be helpful if they do not wear them on these days. Please ensure all of your child’s PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name. Your child will be encouraged to dress and undress independently.  


The children in the Foundation Stage eat lunch in the dinner hall at 11.45am. A drink is served with the school dinner. Those having packed lunch will need a separate small drink. Packed lunches should be brought in a bag or lunchbox labelled with the child’s name. All uneaten items will be returned in the lunchbox so you know what they have eaten.

After the children have eaten lunch they will go onto the playground. On cooler or cold days your child must bring a coat to school along with a warm hat, gloves and scarf. On warmer days your child will need a sunhat and sun cream which they will need to independently apply.

At the end of the day

Children should be collected from outside the Reception classrooms  at 3.15pm. The children will collect their belongings and the teacher will bring the children out to you. Please note that we will only release the children to their own parent unless we are informed by the office or a different arrangement has been written on the main gate clipboard.

Outdoor explorers day

Every Wednesday pupils in Reception will take part in a full day of outdoor activities. Pupils will not need to wear school uniform but must be dressed appropriately for the weather conditions including a water proof coat for rainy days and wellington boots. Wellington boots can be kept on the shelves outside each Reception classroom.

Contacting the class teachers

There are numerous ways of contacting us. Any information about your child such as who will be collecting them can be written on the clipboard hanging on the main gate. If you would like to speak to the class teacher, feel free to leave a note on the clipboard or come and talk to us at the end of the day. You can ring the school office and leave a message. If you wish to email your child's class teacher, please send the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and this will be forwarded to the class teacher.