The school is open to the children for 190 days during the year. Five further days are used by the staff for training and planning. The school year is organised into three terms. The dates for these terms are arranged by the Education Authority.
The School Day...
The morning session for pupils starts at 8:40am, with the register closing at 9.10am. Any child who arrives after 8.55am will be recorded as late. Any child who arrives after 9.10am will be recorded as having an unauthorised absence, unless contact has been made by a parent or carer via the school office to explain the absence. There is a fifteen minute break during the morning session. Lunch break is 12.00pm for key stage one, 12:15pm for key stage 2. The afternoon session starts at 1:00pm for both key stages and the school day ends at 3:15pm.
Timings for our Early Years Foundation Stage differ slightly, and are as follows: 8.40am – 3.00pm, with a lunch break at 11.30. Part-time nursery is two full days and one half day, either Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday – the final session ends at 11.30am for the first half of the week and the first session starts at 12.30pm for the second half of the week. See separate EYFS policy for further details.
We run a very popular, FREE breakfast club for any children who wish to attend – this takes place in the main hall from 8.20am until 8.40am, where a selection of cereals, toast and juices are available. Children must not arrive at school earlier than 8.20am unless prior arrangements have been made as they will be unsupervised - this is for the safety of the children. We also ask parents not to come into school with their children in the mornings, for both security reasons and to allow children to settle as quickly as possible.
Daily collective worship takes place either in class (Monday and Thursday) or as a whole school in the main hall (Tuesday and Wednesday). Friday is our special weekly Going for Green celebration assembly, which parents will be invited to if their child is receiving an award.
We are grateful for the support we receive from parents and good attendance will ensure that your child can reach his/her full potential. To achieve this, your child needs to attend school every day. Please see our Attendance Policy for further details.
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