Collection Arrangements

Collecting Your Child From School

Arrangements are in place to ensure the safe handover of every child from the care of the school to that of the responsible parent or carer.  These arrangements relate directly to our child protection policy and Keeping Children Safe In Education 2016 requirements.

Parents or carers should collect their child from the front gate of the school. Parents should notify the school office if they are going to be late to collect. The children will be waiting at the school office for collection. Please make sure you notify the office or a member of staff once you have collected your child. A member of staff will contact you if your child hasn’t been collected by 3.30 pm. If you cannot be reached, the school will contact the other adults on your child’s personal details, where possible.

If someone else is collecting your child, please inform the school, and your child, about your plans.  As a school we understand that these arrangements may change on a day-to-day basis. It is important that parents inform us in writing of any changes in collection arrangements.

 

End of the day arrangements

The gate will be unlocked and supervised at all times by the Headteacher or nominated deputy and closed at 3.30 pm.  Parents/carers should wait outside the school grounds until their child's class in brought to the playground.

On collection in the interests of safety and congestion parents/carers should leave the school grounds and support their child/ren in walking home safely.

3.10pm - Foundation Stage walk to the gate with their teacher.  Pupils and parents leave one at a time and this is recorded on a register.

3.15pm - Year 1 and 2 walk to the gate with their teacher.

3.15 pm - Year 3 will be walked to the gate at the beginning of the year only.

3.15pm - Year 4, 5 and 6 walk to the gate unaccompanied.

This is a very busy time for teachers and their first priority is always the safe dismissal of the children in their care. Should you wish to talk about any sensitive issue, which may require privacy or time, we suggest that you make an appointment to see the class teacher. This can be done by emailing or telephoning the school office on 01494 523318.