Children can arrive at school from 8.15am and the school day starts at 8.30am when registers are taken. We ask all parents to ensure that their child arrives in school by 8.30am. If a child arrives at school after registration, they are marked as 'late' and parents should sign the Late Arrivals sheet held in the office (see Attendance Policy). If your child is absent, please email or telephone the office as soon as possible to let us know why.
Parents are encouraged to say goodbye to their children at the school gate where Mrs Axford (headteacher) or Mrs Hayler (office administrator) will greet them and ensure that they arrive safely in the classroom.
Morning break is from 10.00am to 10.20am for Cygnus and Tucana Classes and from 10.40am to 11.00am for Phoenix and Pegasus Classes. Milk, water and fruit is available for all.
Collective Worship (assembly) takes place daily as a whole school on Mondays and Fridays and either as whole school or in key stages on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays are celebration assemblies, so if your child has something from home they would like us to celebrate, please feel free to bring it in and leave in the office (labelled with a name) for the Friday assembly.
Children in Cygnus and Tucana Classes have their lunch in the hall from 12.00pm to 12.30pm and then go outside to play until 1pm. Children in Phoenix and Pegasus play for from 12pm and then lunch in the hall from 12.30pm to 1.00pm. Children can bring a packed lunch from home or have a hot school meal.
The school day ends at 3.00pm for all. At the end of the day, parents wait for their children on the school playground and a member of staff sees out Cygnus, Tucana and Phoenix classes. Pupils in Pegasus class are allowed to leave themselves unless you have requested otherwise. If normal arrangements have to be altered e.g. parents are delayed or arrangements have been for another person to collect a child, please let us know by emailing or telephoning the office (see Protocol for dealing with children not collected from school at the end of the school day or school activity).
For those families that live in Alvescot, walking to and from school is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits; it's healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, there are bike-racks where children can store their scooters and bikes safely during the school day. If you do need to travel by car, please use the Village Hall, Church or The Plough car parks and always park with consideration for Alvescot residents.
Children are in school for a total of 32.5 hours each week.
"The impact of these Christian values is shown in the exemplary behaviour of the children and their growing empathy and compassion for others."