Naphill and Walters Ash School


Our School Routine

Please see Covid 19 – Important Information for our current school routine.  Start and finish times currently vary to the information below.

Our School Routine

Start and End of the Day

Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils enter and exit from the school via the playground. Reception can enter via the playground or by the bicycle sheds at the front of the school. The gates are open from 8.30 but staff are on duty from 8.40 when the doors are opened. Staff cannot accept responsibility for the welfare of children arriving at school before this time.  The pupils can then come into school and parents can give the staff on duty any messages that will be passed onto the class teacher concerned.

Children who have early morning music lessons, maths groups or Morning Skills can come in via the main door. Please see the Headteacher if this causes a problem to see if special arrangements can be made. 

The register is taken at 8.55 so all pupils need to be in class for that time. Any pupil arriving after 8.50 will be marked as late in the register.  Late arrivals should report to the school office so that parents can sign in the late book.   

Please do not come into the cloakroom areas with your children. These areas are small and get very congested in the morning and at the end of the day.

The teaching day ends at:

  • 3.15 p.m. for Reception and Years l and 2.   
  • 3.25 p.m. for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Please note that lessons end at these times. Children then need to collect their belongings, and, consequently, do not usually leave the building until at least 5 minutes after the end of the teaching day.

Parents collecting Reception class children (Year R) are asked to wait in the play area outside the children’s classrooms.

Children in Years 1 and 2 exit onto the playground.  Parents meeting these children are asked to wait well away from the classroom doors and windows.   

Key Stage 1 children must stay with their parents while waiting for Key Stage 2 children to exit.