Our Lady and St Swithin's

Catholic Primary School

Love, Live and Learn

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Love, Live and Learn

The School Day

Early Years Foundation Stage
The entrance for Nursery and Reception children is next to the main entrance to school.  In the morning the doors will be opened at 8:30am and closed at 9am.  Late children should be taken to the main entrance to school where staff will take them to their Nursery/Reception class. 


Morning session        8:45am to 11:45am

At the end of the session staff will hand children over to their parents.


The Childcare Bill 2016 introduced an offer to working families of additional free childcare (up to 30 hours per week for 3 & 4 year olds).  Eligibility for the additional free hours will be determined by HMRC and parents are required to go through the Government's Online Childcare Service Eligibility Checker.  The eligibility code received MUST be handed to Mrs Munro.

Children eligible for 30 hour sessions will stay in school for packed lunch and afternoon Nursery session finishing at 3pm.


At the end of the school day doors will open at 3pm when staff will hand children over to their parents.   



Children can come into class from 8:50am, they will be met by a member of Reception staff, Mrs Blair or Mrs Hinningan. Registration will take place at 9am and the day will end at 3:05pm.


All Reception children will have a lunch from 11:45am to 1pm and are fully supervised by school staff.


Key Stage One and Two (Years 1-6)

Key Stage One and Two children arrive to school through the gates on Mossway onto the school playground.  These gates are opened from 8:45am and closed at 9:05am, children arriving after this time should be brought to school via the main entrance where they will be recorded late by the office staff.


Children are able to come into class from 8:50am and will be supervised by school staff.  The school day will begin with registration at 9am and any child arriving after this time will be marked late. 


Children will go for lunch at 12noon to 1pm.  The afternoon session will end at 3:15pm.


At break times and lunch hours all children are fully supervised by school staff.


The playground gates will be re-opened at 3pm and closed at 3:30pm. 


Children attending after school clubs should be collected from the main entrance to school at 4pm.