In the Linford Classes (Foundation, Y1, Y2) children should be brought to school and may go straight into class when the doors open at 8.45am. Doors remain open until 8.55am.

Foundation Class should be collected at 3.10pm. All other Linford children should be collected at 3.15pm by someone they are expecting. Any change to this daily routine should be reported verbally to the teacher or via the school office.

In the Salcey Classes (Yrs 3 to 6) children may go straight to their classroom when the whistle blows at 8.50am. Doors remain open until 8.55am. Children should not be on the playground unaccompanied before 8.40am as the playground is unsupervised until this time. The first teaching session begins at 9.00am. At 3.15pm, the end of the school day, children may be collected by parents or other responsible assigned person on Salcey playground. Those who have parental consent are able to walk home independently. Children are told that if their adult is not on the playground at the end of the school day, they should return to reception and report it at the main office.

Session times

8.55am: School day officially begins, followed by registration

9.00am - 10.30am: Teaching sessions

10.30am - 10.45am: Break time

10.45am - 12.00: Teaching sessions continue

12.00 - 1.00pm: Lunch break

1.00pm: Afternoon registration.Teaching sessions resume

3.10pm: School day ends for Foundation Stage (3.15pm for Years 1 and 2 and 3.15pm for Years 3-6)

Late collection of pupils In the event of you not being able to collect your child on time at the end of the school day, due to unforeseen circumstances, there is a choice of 2 procedures which you can follow;

1. Make arrangements with another parent to collect your child, advising the school by phone of the name of the adult.

2. Contact the school by phone, advising us of the time at which you are likely to be at the school and your child will be escorted to the reception area in the Salcey building and can be collected from this point. On entry to the main reception, please ensure you speak to a member of staff before taking your child off the premises.

Should you or an appropriate adult be unable to collect your child before 3.30pm, we ask that you contact Matt French at the 326 Club on 07776 097366 in order that your child can receive appropriate care.

If you know that you will be late collecting your child on a regular basis then please arrange for appropriate after school care.

Arrival and departure by car

Parents are asked to drop children off well away from the school gates. Please do not drive into school to deliver or collect children. The school car park is for school staff, professional visitors and deliveries only. The school has a policy of not allowing children in the car park unless supervised by school staff. Please, where possible, use the side streets or lay-by, keeping well clear of the zig-zag lines outside the entrance.

Routines & Procedures