School Day

COVID-19 Restrictions: We are currently using staggered timings for dropping off and collecting children:

Staggered Timings for Main School from 4th October 2021

  • We will continue to maintain a one way system and social distancing for now.

  • The gates will open from 8:30am and 3:00pm to avoid crowding around the school gate - though if you are early you will still have to wait

  • As before Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will use the Nursery Gate on Balmoral Drive to enter the school. Use the big Field Gate to exit – also on Balmoral Drive.

  • If you have more than one child to drop, then drop off the youngest child first then the next youngest and so on, a staff member will welcome any siblings who arrive earlier than their allocated time. It is more important not to have adults waiting around

  • Please enter and leave the school site immediately after dropping and picking up your child as you can see we have staggered times for every year group and this planning has been co-ordinated with the junior school arrival and leaving times.

  • Please continue to wear a mask when you are on the school site.

YEAR 2 (Orange, Lilac, Pink, Emerald)
Start at 8:45am and finish at 3:15pm

YEAR 1 (Yellow, Purple, Crimson)
Start at 8:50am and finish at 3:20pm

RECEPTION (Silver, Green, Turquoise)
Start at 8:55am and finish at 3:25pm

Timings for Nursery from 4th October 2021

Caterpillars AM
Start at 8:30am - enter and exit through the Big Field gate
Finish at 11:30am - enter and exit through the Nursery gate

Ladybirds PM
Start at 12:30pm - enter and exit through the Nursery gate
Finish at 3:15 - 3:30pm - enter and exit through the Big Field gate

This is a look at a typical day at Grange Park Infant & Nursery School – there’s lots to do!

We are also unable to run Breakfast Club or After School clubs as this will bring children into contact with others outside their class ‘bubble’.

8am Breakfast Club opens. Visit the Breakfast Club page to find out more.

8.30am Morning Nursery session starts. There is a ‘soft start’ that runs for 15 minutes after this time – all children should be in class by 8.45am.

8.30-8.55am The playground is open. Parents will wait with their children in the playground until the bell is rung and children line up outside their classroom door.

8.55am School day starts and registers are taken. Any children who arrive after this time are late and must go to the Main Office to sign in.

9.15am Assembly takes place (except Class Assemblies which take place at 10.15am, and School Performances which have their own times). Children in the Main School will gather in the hall and find out about events of the week, listen to stories, sing and share their learning.

10.30-10.45am Mid-morning break. A wide range of activities are available for children to enjoy, and the Playground Trail can be used by a particular group, according to the Playground Rota for that day. Playground staff are experienced and support the children during their play.

11.30am The morning Nursery session finishes and children are dismissed.

12pm-1.15pm Lunch break – visit the School Meals page for the menu and more information.

If your child has an appointment, please collect them before 12pm or after 1.15pm as it will take much longer to pick up your child during lunchtime.

12.30pm Afternoon Nursery session starts. Parents should come to school with their child earlier than this time so that the session can start promptly.

Approx. 3.10pm The playground is open. Parents will wait outside the classroom door until the end of the school day and children are dismissed from their classroom doors.

3.15pm Afternoon Nursery session finishes and children are dismissed. There is a ‘soft finish’ that runs for 15 minutes after this time – all children should be collected by 3.30pm.

3.20pm School day ends. If your child has joined a club, they will go straight there with the class teaching assistant – club finishing times can vary from term to term. Visit the Clubs page for current information.

If your child will be collected by someone else on a one-off basis, or you know that you could be late to collect your child, please contact the School Office as soon as possible so that the class teacher can be made aware.