School Day

As part of our parent-friendly approach to the school day, we offer wrap-around care on site during term time. In addition, a wide variety of after-school clubs.

Our staggered start and finish times for the main school day helps parents who have multiple school runs and alleviates congestion for parking and access which supports our local residents. To ensure that we align with local provision, our term structure mirrors that of the London Borough of Barnet.

The timings for the school day are as follows:

07:45 – Breakfast Club begins

08:30 – Drop Off Times begin (staggered entry)

We ask parents to drop their children promptly and leave them with the class teacher at the gate (for Key Stage 2 children) or at the classroom door or gate (for Key Stage 1 and Reception children).  The gates will be closed at 8.55am to ensure the safety of the children and so that formal learning can start promptly.

Times and Gates for each year group:


Year Group Drop Off Time Collection Time Gate
Reception (Oak & Elm) 8.40am 3.10pm D
Year 1 (Pine & Pear) 8.50am 3.20pm C
Year 2 (Hazel & Cedar) B
Year 3 (Willow & Birch) 8.30am 3.00pm B
Year 4 (Ash & Maple) 8.40am 3.10pm B
Year 5 (Holly & Chestnut) C
Year 6 (Elder & Sycamore) 8.30am 3.00pm C


To help reduce the traffic around the school at drop off and pick up times along with improving the air quality to keep your child healthy, we encourage you to walk to school as well as travel on foot more often around the local area.   Siblings are dropped off and collected from Gate A.  Anyone arriving after their child’s drop off time should also be dropped at Gate A.

At the end of the school day, for the safety and security of your children and of the site, please collect your child from the relevant gate.

In the interests of safety, please let your class teacher know the name of the nominated adult who will collect your child/ren in your absence, either at the beginning of the day or by telephoning the school office and ensure they have the correct password.

Break times – each year group will have a 15 minute break time during the morning (apart from Reception who offer continuous provision).  If needed, Key Stage 1 classes can have an afternoon break.

Lunch times – year groups enjoy a time for dining and time for playing.  These are staggered and may include playing before dining or vice versa.

15:30 – 16.50 – After School Clubs

17:00 – 18:00 – Sunset Club*

*Please note: there will be no Sunset Club on Fridays. On a Friday, after school provisions will end at 5pm.

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