Our School Day

Gates open   8:45am
School day begins  9:00am
Playtime  10:25am-10:40am
Lunchtime  12pm-1pm
Collective Worship  2:40pm-3:00pm
School day finishes  3:15pm
At St Chad's, our school day begins for all children promptly at 9am.
 
To support some of our parents who are doing several school drop-offs in the morning and to reduce overcrowding outside of school, we open our main school gate (located on Gordon Road) at 8:45am. Children arriving between 8:45am-9:00am have the opportunity to settle themselves into their classroom and complete a morning registration challenge.
 
We offer a morning breakfast club from 8:00am at a cost of £1 per session (our club is free for all children in receipt of the Pupil Premium grant). Further information can be found here.
 
We are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of everybody in our school. Children should be accompanied through the gate by a parent/carer/responsible adult. Parking outside of our school gate on the yellow zig-zag lines is strictly prohibited. We kindly ask that our school cones are not moved.
 
Staff members come out between 8:45am-9:00am to support on our main school gate, side gate to our Foundation Stage and main front door. We like to start off our school day with a friendly smile and warm greeting to all of our children and families. Staff members are available should you need to speak to anybody about any aspect of school life (if we feel that a longer appointment might be more advantageous then a booking will be made via our main school office).
 
We encourage all of our children to take responsibility for their own belongings. We encourage our children to:
  • Remember and bring their book bags to school every day.
  • Carry their own book bags.
  • Remove their own coat independently.
  • Locate their own peg independently.
  • Put away their book bag independently.
We ask that PE kits remain in school (kits will be sent home at the end of each half term so that they can be washed and returned).
 
Any parent wishing to enter the main school building must sign in at our main school office. If you need to collect you child during the school day e.g. to attend an appointment, please report to the school office. Arrangements will be made for your child to join you there, and you will be asked to sign out. This is an important Health and Safety requirement for fire evacuation procedures. Proof of any appointments will be required.
 
Our morning sessions for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 run from 9am to 12pm. We operate a morning Nursery from 9am-11:45am.
 
Lunchtimes are from 12pm to 1pm. Further details about our lunchtime arrangements can be found here.
 
Our afternoon sessions for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 run from 1pm to 3:15pm.
 
Our main school gates are opened promptly at 3:15pm. Children must be picked up by a parent/carer or known adult. Staff are available at home time to say a fond farewell to the children and to speak to parents.
 
Throughout the week we run a number of after school clubs, details can be found here.