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The School Day

The friendly team at Holmer Green junior School are outside welcoming the children every weekday from 8:35am. Wherever possible, the Headteacher or at the very least a member of the SLT (Senior Leadership Team) will be at the top of the driveway welcoming children as they enter the school grounds to start their day.

  • Gates open 08:35 - the playground will be supervised.
  • First whistle blows 08:45 - to permit the first group of pupils into the building.
  • Second whistle blows 08:50 - to permit all remaining pupils on the playgrounds into the building.
  • Registration closes at 09:05 – after this time, children will be marked as late.
  • Assembly 11:00
  • Breaktime 11:15 – 11:30
  • Lunchtime 12:30 – 13:30 – Years 3 & 6 sit first half to eat. Years 5 & 4 sit second half to eat.
  • School closes at 15:30 – clubs will run as normal.
  • After School Clubs (where applicable) 15:30 – 16:30

(Total hours provided per typical week 35 hours)

All year 3 and 4 children should be picked up from their classroom doors at 15:30 (unless attending an after-school club) to avoid leaving the school site unsupervised.

This has been recognised as an inappropriate safeguarding risk to pupils through external professionals. We trust the reason for this is understood by parents and carers.

We invite all parents and carers of our pupils to either wait in the playgrounds or to come to the front area of the grounds near to the main reception to wait for children. This way the congestion and risk factors are then reduced at the school gates.

Where children are attending after school clubs, years 3 & 4 children will be dismissed to their responsible adult at 16:30.

In the event of a young person’s responsible adult not being present, the child will remain inside the school and supervised by our friendly office team who will contact the appropriate parent.