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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    The School Day Routine

    For children in EYFS
    The school day begins at 8.55am. The doors are opened at 8.45am at which time children are welcomed into the classroom by teaching staff. Any child arriving after 8.55am is late and will need to be signed in at the school office. Reasons for lateness and time of arrival are noted in the register. Registers are closed at 9.30am. Pupils arriving after this time are given a late mark in the register but for attendance purposes are classed as absent with or without authorisation, as appropriate, for this session. Lunchtime starts at 11.45am to 12.45pm. All children will be escorted to the main school dining area by teaching staff for lunch. School finishes for EYFS children at 3.15pm. At the end of the school day, children will leave their classroom from the same door they entered school in the morning and will be handed directly to the parent/carer. If you are unable to collect your child you must advise the school, a child will not be handed to anyone other than the parent unless we have been notified otherwise.

    For children in Years 1 and 2
    The school day starts at 8.55am. The doors will be open for children to enter school at 8.45am. Any child arriving after 8.55am is late and will need to be signed in at the school office. Reasons for lateness and time of arrival are noted in the register. Registers are closed at 9.30am. Pupils arriving after this time are given a late mark in the register but for attendance purposes are classed as absent with or without authorisation, as appropriate, for this session. Lunchtime starts at 11.50am and finishes at 12.50pm. School finishes at 3.15pm. The children are handed over to a parent or carer via the classroom door.

    For children in Years 3 and 4
    The school day starts at 8.55am. The doors will be open for children to enter school at 8.45am. Any child arriving after 8.55am is late and will need to be signed in at the school office. Reasons for lateness and time of arrival are noted in the register. Registers are closed at 9.30am. Pupils arriving after this time are given a late mark in the register but for attendance purposes are classed as absent with or without authorisation, as appropriate, for this session. Lunchtime starts at 12.20pm and finishes at 1.20pm. School finishes at 3.20pm. The children are dismissed from their classrooms and leave via the nearest exit door to the junior playground or adjacent pathway.

    For children in Years 5 and 6
    The school day starts at 8.55am. The doors will be open for children to enter school at 8.45am. Any child arriving after 8.55am is late and will need to be signed in at the school office. Reasons for lateness and time of arrival are noted in the register. Registers are closed at 9.30am. Pupils arriving after this time are given a late mark in the register but for attendance purposes are classed as absent with or without authorisation, as appropriate, for this session. Lunchtime starts at 12.50pm and finishes at 1.50pm. School finishes at 3.20pm. The children are dismissed from their classrooms and leave via the nearest exit door to the junior playground or adjacent pathway.