The school day begins at 8.50am and all children should be in the playground as the bell rings for the first lesson. It is important however that children do not arrive too early as we cannot take responsibility for the safety and welfare of children before 8.45am.
In an effort to develop independence from an early age we encourage parents to wave “goodbye” to their children at the main gate. The full timings in our school day are as follows:
8.50 to 10.30am
10.45 to 12.15pm
1.00 to 2.00pm
Afternoon Break (Reception, Y1 and Y2 children only)
2.10 to 3.00 pm
End of School Day
End of the school day
- Willow class - released from Willow class door.
- Oak class - released from Oak class side door.
- Y3/4 - need to pick up children in the KS1 playground.
- Y5/6 - need to pick up children at the front of school, if children are allowed to walk home by themselves parents must complete a permission slip and hand in to the office.
Children are encouraged to bring fruit or cereal bars to school to eat at break time. Children up to the age of 7 are given fruit free of charge as part of a Government Healthy Eating initiative.
During the colder weather parents may complete a permission slip to use the field during break time as long as they bring wellies to wear on the field. This gives them more room to play, however they will not be allowed on the field if it is absolutely sodden to prevent damp clothing.
Children are provided with a plastic water bottle and are encouraged to bring water to school. Children are allowed to have these available in their classroom during the day. Fresh cooled water machines are alsob accessible throughout the day.
The school has an effective Intensive Monitoring Programme in place in order to ensure that children who do not have happy experiences at playtime are monitored closely and that adults may intervene.
You can see the options available for hot school meals for our school on the Cygnet Meal selector website.
Free School Meals
If you have a child or children in full-time education, receive certain benefits and have an income of less than £16,190 you may be able to claim free school meals.
If you think you are entitled ask for a form at the school Office. More information can be found on the Lincolnshire County Council website.
After School Care
Children are taken by mini-bus to a local kids club; Rainbow Corner. Please see their website at www.daynurserygrimsby.com to organise children’s care or alternatively call to book your child in 01472 826162. Parents may also organise for children to be picked up after some school clubs, this is at Rainbow Corners’ discretion.