The school day

The school day begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.25pm.

Children should arrive from 8.45am when staff are available to supervise them in the playground.  The whistle blows promptly at 8.55am when children go into class where their teacher will be waiting to greet them.  It is imperative your child arrives in plenty of time to begin their day with their peers and at the very least by 8.55am which is when the school day officially begins.  As part of our drive to raise standards at Fladbury First School, we closely monitor the punctuality of our pupils and we believe that it is important to set high standards as we prepare the children for taking their places in middle and high schools and eventually the world of work.

If you are this many minutes late for school each day

This is how many teaching days you miss in a year

5 minutes

3.2

10 minutes

6.5

15 minutes

9.7

20 minutes

13

25 minutes

16.2

It is quite shocking to see that being persistantly late by 5 minutes every day actually means a loss of 3.2 teaching days a year!

Lunchtime takes place between 12 noon and 1pm.

Breaktimes are 10.45am-11.00am and 2.00pm-2.15pm

If children return home for lunch they should be met at 12 noon.  They are the responsibility of the parent until they are returned to school at 1pm and parents are asked to inform the lunchtime supervisor that the child has returned.

At the end of the day all doors are kept closed until 3.25pm for security reasons.  At 3.25pm staff escort their classes to the children's entrance and once parents are sighted, children are free to go.  Children remain with their class teacher for 10 minutes after this time if parents have not arrived and are then taken to the headteacher, who will supervise them until their parents arrive.  We do ask you to call the school office if you are delayed (01386) 860301 or if there are any changes to the normal arrangements for collecting your children from school.  This is essential to avoid worries.

For safety reasons staff will only allow children to be taken home by the normal stated person unless they are informed by the parents in advance (preferably by letter) of a different arrangement.