Going Home Arrangements

Pupils in Reception and Year 1 & 2 are released to their parents/carers by the teacher or teaching assistant who is with the class at the end of the school day (Reception at 3.10 and Year 1&2 at 3.20). The children are handed over from the nearest external exit from the classroom. Parents/carers who wish to arrange for someone else to pick up their child on a regular basis should advise the class teacher of these arrangements, preferably in writing. One-off arrangements should be entered into the ‘Going Home Book’ hung outside the classroom. Those parents who do not come into school can telephone the school office by 3.00 p.m. All KS1 children should be collected by an adult. Parents who wish older siblings (over sixteen years) to collect children should advise the class teacher in writing.

Pupils in Year 3 are released to parents at 3.25 from the nearest exit from the classroom. Children who have not been picked up know that they should re-enter the classroom and let their teacher know and they will be taken to the school office and their parents/carer will be contacted.

Pupils in KS2 are released from classrooms at the end of the day. The children make their own way around to the chestnut tree where they meet their parents. Class teachers gather outside the school entrance to ensure that all children are collected and to be available for any quick questions or queries from parents. Children who have not been picked up know that they should re-enter the school office and let the office know that they are waiting.

Pupils attending clubs after school should be collected at the designated exit which is recorded on the term extra-curricular activity sheet.

We allow some Y6 pupils to travel home independently. To do so the children must provide teachers with written permission from their parents. In some exceptional circumstances this arrangement is extended to a Y5 pupil if a written request is authorised by the headteacher.

If for any reason there is a problem with the arrangements please let a teacher or member of staff know so that we can resolve any difficulties for you.