Gates open at 8.40am and close at 8.55am. Any children arriving after 8.55am must sign in at the school office situated at Meyler Avenue entrance.
School finishes at different times for different year groups/key stages:
- Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 – 3.10pm
- Year 3 and Year 4 – 3.15pm
- Year 5 & 6 – 3.20pm
Children in Foundation, Year 1, 2 and 6 are to use either the Lynwood or Eastwood gates to enter and exit. Children in Year 3, 4 and 5 are to enter and exit using Meyler Avenue gates.
Every child will have PE/Games during the week to promote regular exercise. Please click on PE Days to find out when your child will have PE (and go swimming for the relevant year group).
Children are to attend school in their PE kit on PE day.
In additioon to PE, each year group gets a break (morning or afternoon) and a lunch break during the day.
Getting to School
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. If you do need to travel by car, please park safetly and legally whilst respecting our neighbours.
Alternatively, we have bike-racks for those children who wish to travel on their bikes. We recommend that children are familiarised with road safety before travelling to school by bike and a helmet is a necessity. Wherever, possible our older KS2 children are offered the opportunity to undertake Bike Safety with Blackpool Council facilitated through school.
Arriving on Time
School gates are open from 8.40am to 8.55am. Any child arriving after 8.55 a.m. must enter school via the school office to be signed in by a parent. Registers are taken at 8.55am and are closed at 9am. A pupil arriving after this time and before 9.10am, will receive a late mark. From 22nd February, a pupil arriving after 9.10am will be given a U mark and the absence will be unauthorised.
Studies state that children who arrive persistently late at school, can fall behind in both attainment and progress. You can have a positive impact on this and help your child to make progress by ensuring they are in school on time every day.
Types of Lateness
- Late before register closes (L) Your child is a few minutes late, they have missed the opportunity to say hello to and play with friends. They are likely to feel unsettled as they start morning lessons.
- Late after register closes (U) When your child arrived after 9.10am, this counts as an unauthorised absence and will show on your child’s attendance record. Not only has your child missed the chance to meet with their friends before school, they are likely to have missed the start of lessons and could feel unsettled and much less confident than their classmates as the lesson moves on.
There is a helpful guide to help you manage your morning routine – Top Six Tips for Getting to School on Time
If you are finding it difficult to get your child to school on time, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Family Engagement Team.
Going on Holiday
Schools are unable to authorise holidays in term time, except in exceptional circumstances. In this case, parents must apply to the Headteacher explaining the purpose of the trip. This can be completed through our parent app or via the school office.
In all but the most exceptional circumstances, leave will not be authorised.
A week absent from school could mean that your child will have significant gaps in their learning.
Please ensure you consult the school holidays dates available on ParentApp and on the website, so that this can be avoided.
If you would like to discuss either, arriving on time or absences, please contact the school’s Attendance Officer, Sarah Dunn via the office.