Arrival and Departure; our school day

The gates will be open from 8.50am to 9am with a member of our school staff  wishing you a good morning.  We encourage you to send your children straight to their classroom once the gates are open. Staff will be in their classrooms waiting for your children. To help the children settle quickly into the school day they will be asked to complete a morning challenge as soon as they have put their bags and coats away. This encourages a calm, purposeful start to the day and ensures learning can start promptly. We encourage the children to be as independent as possible at the start of the day and to settle into lessons quickly. Should a parent wish to see a Teacher please leave this until the end of the day, leave a message with the school office or make an appointment unless your concern is urgent.

If your child arrives after the gate is shut you will need to bring your child to the office so they can be registered. Likewise if you need to bring your child late to school, or collect them early, you will need to do this through the school office. If your child has a medical appointment please could you notify us so that we know when to expect your child back in school and if they require a school lunch that day.

Our school monitors attendance and lateness and there are procedures in place to address any individual concerns linked to attendance.

At 3.10pm the school gates are opened by a member of the office team.  Children are then collected by 3.15pm. These arrangements allow us to ensure children go home with the correct adult, in addition to allowing you the opportunity to speak to your child’s class teacher should you wish. It is essential that the Class Teacher is informed if parents make alternative arrangements for anyone other than themselves to collect their children. Children will not be released to any other adult unless the school has received prior notification – forms are available in the school office or your can email office@hcschool.org.uk. In an emergency the school office should be informed and the children will be cared for in our ‘Home from Home’ after school club until an adult is able to collect them.

Car Parking:

Car parking space is very limited outside school and parents are asked to take care when parking to ensure the safety of everyone arriving and departing; the Village Hall Committee kindly allows parents to park in their car park during drop off and collection – please ensure you park considerately adhering to the latest government social distancing guidance.

Please also be mindful of our immediate neighbours; we also request that you do not park on the yellow zig-zag lines or double yellow lines outside school or across our driveway.  Thank you for your co-operation.

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