Our School Day

Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club runs every day during term time. The sessions run from 7.45am to 8.45am. Children may participate for the whole or part of the session. 

Start of School
The school opens at 8.40am. We run a stop and drop system which starts at 8.40am to try and alleviate parking problems around the school.  Please see Stop and Drop Morning Arrangements on website - link below.

Registration is at 8.55am for all children.  Children arriving after this time must enter the school through the main entrance and report to reception, parents should accompany the children to the front door, in this instance.

Any important messages that need to be shared before should be emailed to Mrs Bawden in the office (admin email) and/or teaches. 

Parents should contact the school if their child will be absent for that day; if children are not in school by 9.30am and no message has been received, Mrs Bawden will telephone parents,  in line with our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Morning Playtime
All children have a morning play and are encouraged to drink water and have a fresh fruit or vegetable snack. We encourage the children to take their skipping rope out to play.
Playtime may vary for each class, depending on the morning timetable for their class.
During morning play, children may read to reading buddy and/or practice their maths passport target.

Lunchtimes run from 12.10pm-1.00pm Monday to Friday.

Children eat lunch in the classrooms. They bring in their own packed lunch or if they are in Key Stage 1 a lunch can be ordered or bring a packed lunch from home.
School Lunches for Potters and Thatchers are currently provided by The Acorn Academy Trust based at the kitchen at New Close School.

Afternoon Playtime
Key Stage 1 children may have an afternoon play. This is usually at 2.30pm but times can vary due to the activities taking place.
School Worship
We have whole school worship on Monday, led by the Headteacher.
On Tuesday, this is followed up with Key Stage Worships.
Our Wednesday worship is led by Teachers and House Captains in the child's House Team.
On Thursdays, Worship  is led by a member of our local clergy. 
Our Friday Worship is our Celebration Worship with the whole school.
Worship is at 2.40pm each day.
End of school
Key Stage 1
Potters and Thatchers finish at 3.20pm. They will be let out from their classrooms, onto their playgrounds, one at a time, when the staff member has 'spotted' an adult

Key Stage 2
Weavers and Foresters finish at 3.30pm and will be released by their teacher/staff member onto the Thatchers' playground. Foresters may go straight to their adult when they see them and must not leave the school premises alone. Parents of Year 6 children can send a letter to their teacher to give permission to walk home or to the car. 

After School Clubs
We offer after school clubs each seasonal term for varying year groups over the year.  These vary from music clubs to Sports clubs and are run by volunteers. 
See Wrap Around Care for Daily Late Clubs and Extended Late Club for available for all children.
School Games Platinum 22/23
Healthy Schools 2020
Music Mark (Proud)