Florence Melly Community Primary School
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School Times, Drop-off and Pick-up

Arrangements for dropping the children off at the start of the day

Our children do not line up in their classes on the yard anymore. We now operate a ‘free-flow’ system where the children can come into the school building from 8:45am. At 8:45am we will open specific doors for the children to use (depending on which year group they are in). Members of our Senior Leadership Team will be on the yard to help guide pupils and parents with this change.

  • If your child is in Nursery or Reception they are to enter/exit school via the doors at the back of the building, using the EYFS specific entrance gate located on Bushey Road. 
  • If your child is in Year 1 or Year 2 they are to enter/exit the school via the Year 1 and Year 2 classroom doors. Please enter the school using the main gate located on Grandison Road.
  • If your child is in Year 3 they are to enter/exit the school via the door located next to the left side wingtip (as you look at the school). Please enter the school using the main gate located on Grandison Road.
  • If your child is in Year 4 they are to enter and exit the door to the left hand side of the main entrance door (as you look at the school). Please enter the school using the main gate located on Grandison Road.
  • If your child is in Year 5 they are to enter and exit the door to the right hand side of the main entrance door (as you look at the school). Please enter the school using the main gate located on Grandison Road.
  • If your child is in Year 6 they are to enter/exit the school via the the door located next to the right side wingtip (as you look at the school). Please enter the school using the main gate located on Grandison Road.

In the winter months this will be of particular benefit as we will not have pupils and parents stood on the yard in the cold for long periods of time. The school doors will be open from 8:45am regardless of the weather. We will not be opening them earlier if it is raining.

Just to clarify…

Our school day runs from 9:00am until 3:15pm. Please make every effort to get your child into school on time and leave them in school for the duration of the school day. We discourage you from collecting them early!

Our school gates open at 8:45am, there is no expectation for you to queue up beforehand as the children do not start their lessons until 9:00am. That leaves a 15-minute window to drop your child/children off. Your child will not be marked late if they are in school before 9:00am. Thereafter, they will receive a late mark.

We will now be opening the school gates at 3:10pm. Parents/carers will be allowed to wait on-site, ready to collect their child/children at 3:15pm. We politely ask that you maintain adequate distancing between each other and do not stand too close to the classroom doors. Rushing towards the doors to collect your child/children will cause bottle-neck situations and result in a longer wait time for everyone. Staff can see you approach and they will send your child/children over to you.

We have a one way system in place for a reason! It is important that we still continue to use the one way system; please support us with this in order to keep everyone safe. This is especially the case for Year 3 and Year 6 parents/carers. Please do not call your child from the side exit, please use the same system as everyone else. We will be placing staff on the side exit gates to prevent anyone from entering this way. Allowing parents/carers on site from 3:10pm should make the system better and you should need to call the children from the side exits from now on.

Timetables

For detailed information about timetables and our daily routines, please click the links below:

EYFS and KS1 Timetable and Daily Routine 

KS2 Timetable and Daily Routines