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Start and end of the day

Arrangements at the Start and End of the School Day


Travelling to School

As the vast majority of our pupils live within walking distance of school, families are strongly encouraged to walk to school.  For those families using cars, please ensure you do not stop outside of the school on the yellow lines. Additional traffic and parked cars around school pose a serious unnecessary risk to children as well as additional congestion.


If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, parents/carers must inform the school office between 8.30 am – 9.00 am.  Once registers close, the office will begin to contact parents of absent children who have not contacted school.


Start of the day

The school gates open at the Kirk campus at 8.20am and classroom doors open at 8.30am and at the King campus gates open at 8.30am and doors open at 8.45am. Children arriving on site before this time must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All pupils will enter school through their classroom door.  Please note that parents will not be allowed to access the school through the classroom or side doors to ensure the site is secure. Please speak to the teaching assistants at the classroom doors if you have a message, or speak to the office staff if you require further assistance.


Breakfast Club

Breakfast club provides childcare for families who need provision from before 8.50am. Please ask at the office or contact the Scott Centre for details.



End of the Day

The school day at the Kirk campus ends at 3pm and 3.15pm at the King campus. Children will exit from class doors. The following protocols are in place for the end of the day:

  • Children will be dismissed through the classroom door by members of staff which we hope will support good relationships and communication.
  • Only those adults that you have authorised on your registration form as responsible for collecting your child will be allowed to collect.
  • If there are any changes to the collection, please let office staff know in time to communicate this to staff. Children will wait inside the classroom until collected by the authorised person.



KS2 (Upper Years 5 & 6)

If you wish for your child to walk home, please give written consent in the diary. Children will not be allowed to walk home without this consent, and you will be contacted.



Children collected by taxi

Children being taken home by taxi will be collected from the library area outside the office. Taxi drivers will be asked for identification. A member of staff will ensure that your child is met and escorted to the taxi.




If your child is attending a club, you must state collection arrangements on the form that will be sent to you. Changes to these arrangements must be given to the office staff in time to notify teachers.  As with the end of the day, late collection procedures will be followed 10 minutes after the end of the club.



Late Collection/Uncollected Children

In the event of a child not being collected at the end of a session, the school wishes to cause as little distress as possible to the child and to the family.  At the same time, the school needs to ensure the health and safety of the child is not put at risk.



If a child is not collected at the end of a session the procedure will be as follows:

  • The register will be checked for any information regarding collection of the child.
  • If no information is available, attempts will be made to contact parents/carers at home or at work as appropriate.
  • If above is unsuccessful, attempts will be made to contact emergency numbers on the registration form.
  • Attempts will be made to contact the parents/carers in any other reasonable way e.g. another parent.
  • Staff will not allow the child to leave school with anyone other than those authorised by parents.
  • The child will not be given food and drink that is known to cause allergies otherwise the child will be offered food and drink.
  • If none of the above procedures are successful, Children’s Services may be contacted.