School Hours, Assembly Times & Visits to School
The School Office is open from 0845 - 1530 hours Monday - Friday. All visitors should report here and sign the Visitor's Book for security purposes.
|School Day||8.55 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.||Foundation|
|8.55 a.m. – 3.10 p.m.||KS1|
|8.55 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.||KS2|
|Morning Break||10.45 a.m. – 11.05 a.m.||KS1 & Foundation|
|10.50 a.m. – 11.05 a.m.||KS2|
|Lunch||12.00 noon – 1.00 p.m.||KS1 & Foundation|
|12.05 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.||KS2|
Class Assemblies (on a rota)
9 - 9:25
9 - 9:30
Arrangements for the beginning and end of the school day
Bringing your child to school
The main doors to the school are opened at 8.40am each morning and school starts at 8.55am. All pupils enter through this entrance and go to their classrooms. Parents are welcome to take their children to their classrooms but they are reminded that they should leave the building by 8.55 so that the children's learning can begin.
Collecting your child at the end of the school day.
Class teachers will bring pupils into the gated part of the site outside the main doors. They will be in classes and children will join the person collecting them from there.
KS1 and KS2
Pupils will be brought to the KS2 playground at the end of the school day. The gates to the left of the school building should be used by parents and I would kindly ask that parents stand back so that children can more easily see the person collecting them.
If you also have children in KS1 or 2 you will still have enough time to get to the KS2 playground before the other children come out at 3.10pm (KS1) or 3.15pm (KS2)
We would also like to remind parents that children are their carers’ responsibility once they have been handed over at the end of the day. Please be mindful of the fact that there is a large field next to the KS2 playground and children of all ages should be supervised carefully. Children in Years 5 and 6 who walk home alone should leave school at the end of the school day and not play on the school field.
Buggies and pushchairs
We kindly ask you to leave any buggies outside when you come into school. Due to the growing number of buggies and the overcrowding they cause we sadly cannot accommodate them on our new site. We have created a ‘buggy shelter' for inclement weather.
Bikes and scooters
Bike racks are situated to the left of the school building.
The school expects that all pupils in years FS to Y4 will be accompanied to school. They may leave bikes and scooters at school. Pupils in Y5/6 may cycle to school unaccompanied. No pupil should scooter to school without adult supervision. Parents of children in Years 5 and 6, cycling to school on their own, should complete the school’s agreement. Bikeability will be offered to our older pupils as.
Please ensure that all cycles/scooters are locked as the school cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.
There will be no dogs allowed on any part of the school site at any time; this includes the grass and bay area in front of the school wall.
Traffic and parking.
I hope you will work in partnership with the school to ensure that the start and end of the school day is as safe as possible for our children. The school safety zone needs to be adhered to at the specified times. Mr Brown has offered the Abbey car park for any parents who wish to park and walk- please be aware that any Abbey function parking would have to take priority. I would encourage as many of you as possible to either walk or park and walk. I do understand that many parents work but I would ask you to try to plan your journey to and from school so that you take extra time to allow you to adhere to this policy.
The Headteacher is always happy to welcome new parents and their children to South View. Parents wishing their children to attend the School should telephone to make an appointment during the school day wherever possible.