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St Paul's Catholic
Primary School

School Day

Organisation of the School Day

8.40 am                 Gates are opened.

8.50 am                 Doors are opened. The children hang  up their coats and bags.

9.00 am                 Children should be in class ready for registration.

10.50 - 11.15am   KS1 Juice/Snack break. Children go out to play.

11.10 - 11.30am   KS2 Juice/Snack break. Children go out to play.

12.00 - 1.15pm      EYFS Lunch time.

12.15 - 1.15pm      KS1 Lunchtime.

12.30 - 1.30pm      KS2 Lunchtime.

                                 When children return from the playground, afternoon registers are taken.

3.20pm                    End of School.


9.10 am Monday    Whole School Liturgy.

3.00 pm Friday       Laudate.

Children are expected to arrive from 8.40am onwards in the playground. The school is not responsible for the children before 8.50am and after 3.30pm. Registration will start promptly at 9.00am. We are obliged by law to keep a record of children who arrive late, giving reasons.

Registration is closed at 9.10am and any child arriving after this time is recorded  as absent (9.00 - 9.10am they are recorded as late).

Arriving Safely

City Road becomes very congested at busy times. We encourage children to use the footpath entrances around the school site and to walk to school. If you are dropping off children, please do not turn in the gateway or park on the zigzag yellow lines as it is dangerous. The gates will be open 8.40 - 8.55am and 3.10- 3.30pm. If coming onto the school site during the school day, please ring the bell at the main entrance. The gates are locked to inhibit public access onto site, when children may be vulnerable. This is to safeguard all our children. Please note that the school car park is for staff parking only, unless special permission has been made.

St Joseph's car park is available for parking and it is only a 5 minute walk away.

Please be considerate of our neighbours, not blocking driveways or parking on the pavements.

Severe Weather Conditions

It will be the aim of the school to maintain "business as usual" throughout the year, but there may be circumstances beyond our control and we will adopt a "common sense" approach at all times. On days when there may be severe weather (heavy snow or ice), parents are advised to check that school will be open before sending the children to school. The main line of communication will be via Parentmail, our website and local media.