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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

The School Day

The school day begins at 8.55am and finishes at 3.20pm.

We have adopted a ‘soft-start’ to the school day, so the children can go straight into their classes from 8.45am. However, there is no adult supervision of pupils prior to 8.45am.

In the event of wet weather, children should go into the school hall, where adult supervision will be provided from 8.45am.

Please note that there is significant traffic congestion around our school. Wherever possible, parents/carers should aim to ‘park and stride’, parking a short distance away from the site and walking the rest of the way. Parents/carers should not use the school driveway to park or turn, as this creates a hazard for pedestrians and could prevent emergency vehicles from accessing the site. Thank you.

Breaks

All children have a 15 minute break in the morning.

We encourage healthy eating within the school, so your child may bring fresh fruit or vegetables to eat at break time. Crisps and sweets are not allowed.

We also recommend that your child brings a named sports bottle of water with them every day.

Lunch

KS1 Lunch is 12:00 – 13:10
KS2 Lunch is 12:00 – 13:00

Afternoon Break

Children in Reception Class and KS1 – Year 1 & 2 have a 15 minute break in the afternoon.

Children in KS2 – Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 have a 10 minute break in the afternoon.

End of the Day

The school day ends at 15:20

Both Reception classes are to be collected by the wooden gate outside the Reception Classes outside area.

Year 1 will be dismissed from the prayer room door on the KS2 playground.

Year 2 are collected from the KS1 corridor door by the metal railings.

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 will make their way out of the KS2 corridor doors onto the playground.

Absences

If your child is absent from school, please telephone the secretary and let her know the reason by 9.30am. On the day of return to school please write a note for the class teacher’s records.

The Education (Pupil Registration)(England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which became law on 1st September 2013, state that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. The head teacher is required to determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if leave is granted. The Headteacher/Governing Body will be responsible for deciding what they consider to be ‘exceptional circumstances. Parents/carers must put the request in writing at least one month in advance.

Requests for leave of absence are treated sympathetically, but only in exceptional circumstances can they be approved. The policy of Surrey County Council to which this school has agreed, states that parents who take their child out of school for five days or more during term time, without the authority of the Headteacher, will each be liable to receive a penalty notice. Penalty Notices will be issued by the Local Authority.

School Closures

In the event of unexpected school closures, such as in bad weather we will attempt to inform you by issuing a bulletin on the local radio station (BBC Southern Counties 104.0 and 104.6)