© South Darley C.E. Primary School 2020
The School Day
School hours are:
Morning 9.00 am. - 12.00 am.
Infant afternoon 1.00pm. - 3.15 pm.
Junior afternoon 1.00 pm. - 3.25 pm.
The infants week is 21 hours 25 minutes long and the juniors work for 23 hours 30 minutes. Children are welcomed onto the site from 08.50 onwards each day. They go straight into their classrooms where their teachers are waiting, ready to start the day.
There are two short breaks in addition to the longer dinner break. These are at 10.30 am. and 2.15 pm. We encourage the children to bring a drink to have at the first break. We would be grateful if you would use plastic bottles or flasks for these drinks as cans and glass bottles are so dangerous in school. Some children also bring a small snack such as fruit. The school is taking part in the government’s ‘Free Fruit for Children’ scheme which means that Infants have a piece of fruit provided by the school at morning play each day. Juniors can pay to be part of this scheme.
Lunches currently cost £11.00 for the week, payable weekly, monthly or every half-term. The catering service provides a vegetarian alternative every day as well as sandwiches. We believe that these are healthy and provide excellent value for money. Provision is also made for children to eat packed lunches. We must ask that these be restricted to cold meals only. Some parents are eligible to claim free school meals for their children. Forms for this are available in school and we would encourage parents to apply. Children receiving these meals are treated in exactly the same way as all the other children having lunch.
We do not encourage the children to bring their own toys from home into school. However, in the Infant Class the children will be offered an opportunity to bring a toy or other interesting item for our regular ‘show and tell’ slot.
Collecting your child at the end of the school day.
It is important that we all contribute to making our school a safe and happy environment for all attending.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is collected at the end of the school day. If you arrange for another adult to collect your child, you must let the school office know. If possible, please tell your child in the morning what the collection arrangements are for the end of the school day.
Children in KS2 with parental consent and living within easy walking distance of the school may walk home unaccompanied. If you wish your child in KS2 to do this, please provide a letter of consent to the school.
There are rare occasions when, perhaps due to an emergency, parents are not able to collect their children promptly from school, or make arrangements for their collection at the end of the school day. If you find yourself in this position, please contact the school as a priority.
Your child will not be allowed to leave with anyone else if we have not been notified.
If someone staff do not know, or who does not appear on our collection agreement form comes to collect your child, the school will telephone you first before releasing your child. Please ensure that school has an up to date telephone number to contact you on in an emergency.
Parents can feel confident that we will never release your child into the care of a sibling, relative or friend unless they have been previously identified by school staff and authorised by you.