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The School Day

Please find below the arrangements for KS1 and KS2 drop off and pick up.

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DROP OFF

We open the gate in front of the Amber Class entrance at 8.30am every day, although the school day does not officially begin until 8.50am currently.

The Government's expectation  for all mainstream schools to deliver a school week of at least 32.5 hours has been pushed back a year until September 2024.  We will expand our 8.30am curriculum offer from September 2024 to officially increase our school hours.  School Governors and the Headteacher will keep you informed about this later in the school year.         

Children can be dropped off from 8.30am, coming through the Amber Class gate.  Amber Class children can enter their classroom from 8.30am and all other children can enjoy playing on the playground and taking part in the various sport activities that take place every morning, sponsored by Active Norfolk.      

 

Please walk down the path on the playing field with your child and say goodbye to them on Bridge Road.  

Please note that children should be supervised at all times in the car park.

 

PICK UP

Children in Amber Class are handed over at their gate at 3pm.  All other children should be collected from the playground.      

First school morning

On your child's first day, we understand that they will be excited and perhaps a little anxious. They will start at the same time as the other children but there will be plenty of extra staff to help for the first few mornings as the children settle. If your child is upset, please be assured that a member of staff will be on hand to support them. 

KS1 Late arrivals

If your child is late arriving to school and the gates are locked, please buzz the intercom at the main gate on Bridge Road so that the secretary or another member of staff can collect your child and take them to class.

KS2 Late arrivals

If your child is late arriving to school and the gates are locked, please buzz the intercom at the main gate on Bridge Road so that the secretary or another member of staff can collect your child and take them to class.

Emergency School Closure

I thought it would be useful to inform you about procedures relating to emergency school closure – just in case!  Closing the school will always be a last resort and I hope the arrangements detailed below will not be necessary.    

 

Before the school day begins:

In the event of very severe weather I may have to close the school.  If this is the case I inform County Hall as early in the morning as possible.

 

Information is available from County Hall in the following ways:

  • Local Radio Station

The closure advice is usually relayed after the news and travel bulletins up until about 9.30am on 

BBC Radio Norfolk.

  • Website

Details of school closure may also be found on the Norfolk public web-site, www.norfolk.gov.uk  - select ‘Emergency School Closures’.  

  • Customer Service Centre

The County Council has a Customer Service Centre which you are able to call for information.  The telephone number is 0344 800 8019, lines will be open between 5.30 am and 7.30 am.

During the school day:

If weather deteriorates during the school day it may be necessary to close the school to ensure children / families and staff can get home safely.  If I decide we need to close the school you will receive a text message asking you to collect your children.  Details of closure will also be available by the methods listed above.

 

If it is snowing in the morning you may decide it would be safer to keep your child(ren) at home, depending on the distance you travel and considering your safety collecting your child(ren) if the weather deteriorates during the day.  

 

We will only close if we feel it is absolutely necessary because of safety.

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