Arrival at the Academy
Pupils are welcome to arrive from 8.30am when the school gates will open. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please remain with your child until they enter the building, The safety of your child remains your responsibility until the school day begins. Please say goodbye to children at this point.
The time before the school opens is used by the teachers to prepare the day’s work or meet with parents/carers or colleagues. Therefore, individual staff will not be available to help pupils before 8.30am (unless in breakfast club).
The register is taken at 8.30am every morning and the classroom doors will be closed from 8.35 am. Any child not in by 8.35 am must enter by the front entrance and will be marked as late. If your child is likely to be late to the academy, please telephone the School Office to let us know before 8.30 am. Once your child arrives at school please go directly to the office so that we can mark your child as present. Persistent lateness will be taken very seriously and will be reported to the Local Authority.
Please note, any child who is late for school twice in one week will lose their privileges that week and may receive a sanction.
If your child has to leave school at any time during the day then the School Office must be informed and their absence recorded. Appointment cards must be provided please.
At the end of the day parents/carers are asked to collect their children from their classroom. Any children remaining on the premises will be taken to the school office where they can be collected via the main entrance.
- Reception finish at 3.30pm Mon - Thurs, gates open at 3.20pm and close at 3.30pm.
- Year 1-6 finish at 4.00pm Mon - Thurs, gates open at 3.50pm.
- On Fridays school closes at 3.00pm for all year groups, gates open at 2.50pm.
Parents/carers collecting their children after 4.10pm need to sign into the schools electronic register (Inventory). The Principal will check this register every half-term and invite parents/carers, who are regularly late to collect their children, to a meeting to discuss how we might help to reduce these incidents.
Parents/carers who collect their child later than 4.15pm without prior notice could incur a late collection fee. Persistent lateness could also incur a fine. If any parents/carers know that they will be late collecting their child, they are asked to inform the School Office as early as possible to avoid any unnecessary concern.
If you wish your child to be collected by someone other than yourself you must let the teacher/adult in charge know in the morning. This person must be known by your child and the school (Class Teacher).