The School Day

Session Times

Registration 8:45am
Morning Session 1 8:45 to 9:45
Morning Session 2 9:45 to 10:45
Break 10:45 to 11:00
Morning Session 3 11:00 to 12:00
Lunch 12.00 to 13:00
Assembly/Collective Workship 13:05 to 13:20 

Afternoon Session 

Home time

13:20 to 15:00



Dropping off and collecting children

The school gate (nearest to the adventure playground)is opened at 8:35 to allow children onto the school premises at the start of the day. It is locked promptly at 8:45am when registration commences.


The gates are then opened just before the end of the day at 3.00pm.

Time Keeping and Attendance 

The School day begins at 8.45am. The children must be ready to come into school by this time. At Hainford Primary School we want all children to learn the value of good time-keeping. The children have a full day’s activities. If a child is late, he or she will miss part of the curriculum. This time is never made up and persistent lateness will affect your child’s progress in school. Parents and carers can help by making sure that their child learns the useful habit of arriving on time. This will help them at school and later on within the world of work.

Parents and carers should ensure that their child comes to school every day. They must tell us when their child is unavoidably absent, either by note or by phone. We also need to know about dental, clinic or hospital appointments.

If your child’s absence is not explained by either note or phone, the school has to record it as unauthorised. Therefore, it is very important that children arrive at school and are collected on time, as appropriate for their age. They must come to school every day and a message must be sent if they are ill.

Children remain the responsibility of their parents until the school day starts at 8.45 a.m. The school cannot be held responsible for any accident or problem that may occur before this time.

However, the school gates are opened from 8:30am by the member of staff who is on morning duty. This member of staff is there to ‘watch-over’ those KS2/older children who come to school on their own. Parents may bring their child in to school before 8.45 but must remain with their child until the start of the school day.

In the interests of safety, please refrain from bringing dogs on to school premises. Please use the access route clearly marked into school.

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