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St. Thomas of Canterbury Primary School, Walsall

St Thomas Canterbury Catholic School

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Our Catholic Mission is to enable every child to have an active mind, a sense of empathy and compassion, aspiration and ambition so that they become what God calls them to be.

School Day

 

Excluding Nursery, our regular school day is 8.45am to 3.15pm

 

Gate opens:

Nursery 8.30am
Reception, KS1 & KS2 8.45am


Gate closes:

All                      9.00am*


*If your child arrives after 9.00am, they should go through the front entrance and make themselves aware to the office staff and sign your child in using the electronic sign-in system.

The Register is taken at 9.05am prompt, a late mark will be given to any child who arrives after this time. Verbal feedback sessions and morning activities will start at 8.45am and any Active Morning sessions or Morning Sing sessions will begin at 9.00am.

 School Day Structure

Nursery

Morning Session

8.30am – 11.30am

Afternoon Session

12.30am – 3.30pm

All Day Session (30hrs)

8.45am – 3.15pm (with top-up)

 

Reception & Key Stage 1

School Start

8.45am

Registration Closes

9.05am

Morning Break

10.45am – 11.00am

Lunch

12.00pm – 1.00pm

Optional Afternoon Break

2.00pm – 2.15pm

End Of School Day

3.15pm

 

Key Stage 2

School Start

8.45am

Registration Closes

9.05am

Morning Break

10.45am – 11.00am

Lunch

12.15pm – 1.15pm*

End Of School Day

3.15pm

 *There are some variations in the timetable, depending on other factors. E.G Swimming lessons.

Dismissal

All classes (except Nursery)

Gates open for parent/carers           3.05pm
Children dismissed 3.15pm

Children will be dismissed by staff when they are confident someone responsible has been identified to collect them. If someone other than a family member is collecting a child they should inform their child's class teacher (or the office staff) - a note in their planner is sufficient.

The older children in school often choose to walk home by themselves but they must do so with a parent/carers permission. Please ensure if you would like your child to make their own way home you have written in their planner.

We kindly ask parents to continue with their excellent record of not encroaching on classes during dismissal. This makes dismissal much quicker and much safer. Thank you.

Children will be dismissed from the following locations:

Nursery

Either from their own entrance or their designated gate.

Reception

Designated gate (a member of Reception staff will be waiting)

1X

From their classroom off the main playground. Parents should wait at the bottom of the ramp and make themselves aware to the member of staff

1Z

From their own entrance, located to the left of the main gates

2

Main playground

3

Main playground (except in very wet weather - see below)

4

Main playground

5

Main playground

6

Main playground

 Very Bad Weather Dismissal

During very heavy rain, etc.:

Reception and Year 1 will continue their regular routine.

Year 2 will be dismissed from 2X's door.

Year 3 will be dismissed at the end of the day from the gated Early Years area (as pictured).

As a school, the wellbeing and safety of the children is of paramount importance and for this reason, when the Year 3 children are being dismissed from the sheltered area they will always exit through the gate at the end of the fenced area and will not be allowed to exit through either the Nursery or Reception classes’ designated gates. In these instances, a member of staff will be stood at the Year 3 gate.

Years 4, 5 & 6 will either brave the weather or be dismissed from the main exit doors onto the playground.