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Dropping and collecting children

The Official School Day

School Starts at 08:45 and ends at 15:15 This is equivalent to 32.5 hours per week (in a typical week).

Dropping your child off in the morning

There are entrance gates in both Dalrymple Road and Beecroft Road. Both gates open at 8.30am and close at 8.55am. Both gates can be used by all children.

Children in Reception, and Year 2 should enter the school via their classroom doors from outside of the building.  Year 1 children should enter the school via the Children Centre gate on Dalrymple Road. 

Children in Years 3 and 4 will be collected from the playground. Children in years 5 and 6 should make their way straight to class once the bell has rung.

Late arrivals

If you arrive after the gates have closed, you are late.

Make your way to the visitors’ gate in Beecroft Road.

The school uses an electronic register to register children’s attendance in the morning and afternoon. This is done as soon as children enter the classroom at 8.45am and is sent electronically to the office.

Anyone arriving after the register has been taken will be marked as late.

Collecting your child from school

School finishes at 3.15pm.

Parents should enter the school either via the gate in Dalrymple or Beecroft Road.

Reception and Year 2 children will leave from their outside classroom door. Year 1 children are dismissed from their outside doors, accessible from the Children Centre gate on Dalrymple Road. 

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children will be brought down and dismissed from the playground.

Year 3 should be collected from underneath the canopy, Year 4 next to the story chair, Year 5 and 6 collect outside the North stairwell.

The gates will be locked at 3.35pm. Children collected late will be taken to the main reception area and parents will have to use the visitors' entrance at Beecroft Road to collect these children.

Collection by after school clubs

Children who attend after school club in the school will be collected by their after school club teacher.

Please use the gate in Beecroft road to collect children at the end of their after school activity.

Children who attend St Andrew’s after school club they will be taken to the after school club staff in the playground at the end of the day.