Edith Neville Primary School

Edith Neville
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The School Day

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3.30pm.


The school gates open at 8.45am and it is from this time that a member of staff is on duty by the front entrance and in classrooms. Children arriving at school before this, must be accompanied by an adult or attend the school breakfast club.


Parents of children in Early Years, Yrs 1, 2 and 3 are asked to stay with their child in the EYFS or Middle Years playground until the school doors are open at 8.45am. 


Parents of children in Yrs 4, 5 and 6 may leave them once a member of staff is on duty by the school entrance at 8.45am. We understand that some children, mostly in Yr 6, may travel to and from school independently, but we request that parents provide written permission and speak to the school before this happens.


The Headteacher and Deputy Head are usually available at the beginning and end of day should you wish to speak to either of them, alternatively you may speak to the senior member of staff on gate duty.


As it is so important to start the day promptly and well, we ask parents to arrange to speak to your child’s class teacher at the end of the day if you do wish to discuss anything regarding their child. Appointments can always be agreed with the teacher at the end of the day at pickup or briefly in the morning when teachers come out to collect the children at the start of the day.  Please do not be offended if the teacher can not spend time talking in the morning, their priority is to get the children to class and enter into their learning as promptly as possible. They will be happy to discuss anything you wish at the end of the day, thank you.


Children come in from 8.45am and the registers are taken in class by 8.55am promptly.

Morning break for the school is 10.30 – 10.45am for all children in KS1 and KS2

There is a variety of play equipment for the children set out in their respective playgrounds and members of staff on duty to promote team games, relationship guidance and first aid treatment if needed.


Children in Nursery and Reception have freedom of movement every day and therefore once they have all been registered they may learn inside or outside as their creative minds take them.


EYFS and Year 1 Lunch break is from 12:00pm and the rest of KS1 and KS2 is from 12.30 - 13:30. Lunch is served in phased sittings.


An assembly takes place every day in the school hall. On Tuesdays parents are warmly welcomed to attend our Class Assemblies. These are rotated around each year group, so that all children have the opportunity to share their work and learning with parents and friends. For the other days of the week, Assembly is organised in a variety of groupings in the afternoon.


At the end of the school day the school gates are opened at 3.20pm and school finishes at 3.30pm.


Those picking up children from Yr 2 & Yr 3 should collect them from their class teacher in the Middle-years playground.

Those picking up children from Yr 4, 5 & 6, should collect them from their class teacher in the waiting areas at the front of the school.  

Parents of children in Nursery, Reception and Yr 1 should collect their child from their classroom’s front door.


If you cannot pick up your child, we ask you to ensure that we know who the person is, who will be collecting them. If we have not been informed of the person collecting, we will keep the child with us until we are absolutely sure of the arrangements.

No child should be collected by another child or sibling under the age of 16 years.


After-School Clubs start straight after school. Please see the clubs list, or the school office,  if you wish to enroll your child for a club. Children must be signed up and a place confirmed, if they are to attend a club after school, to ensure that everyone knows where and what the child and parent is expecting to happen.


Emergency School Closure

In the unusual and unlikely event that the school needs to be closed due to extreme weather or any other emergency, parents will be informed by the school texting service and a message will be posted on the school website.