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Beckbury CE Primary School

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Attendance Matters & Our School Day

School Opening Hours



Time of school sessions

EYFS, KS1 and KS2: School starts at 8.50am

EYFS, KS1 and KS2: School ends at 3.15pm



Total time this amounts to in a typical week: 32 hours and 5 minutes per week


The School Day



All children line up on the playground in their class lines and walk into school with their class teacher


by 9:00am

Children are registered in their classroom and lunch menu is completed



Children complete their morning lessons which typically includes their phonics/reading lesson (Reception - Year 3), maths, English, handwriting and spelling lessons. Children have a morning play time midway through the morning which includes fruit (Reception - Year 2) and a drink. Please contact the school if you would like your child to have milk in their morning play time. Children are welcome to bring in a healthy snack to have at play time. 



Collective worship



Lunch time



Children complete their afternoon lessons which can include guided reading, science, geography, history, RE, music, languages and computing. 



Children are brought out onto the playground and dismissed to parents from their class lines. 

Arrival at School and Home Time:

Children can arrive up to ten minutes before the start of the school day.  A member of staff will be on duty from 8.45 am.  Supervision before 8.45 am is the responsibility of parents. The large, rear carpark is available for parking at the beginning and end of the school day. Parents are reminded that children should be accompanied to the playground in the morning and collected from this area at home time.  



If your child is late arriving at school, please ensure you accompany him or her to the school office and sign the late book. The school administrator can then take your child to their class. If children are not in school by the close of registration, they are marked as late unless we are already aware of a reason why your child will be arriving late and the Executive Headteacher deems this to be a valid reason. Lateness is monitored by the Education Welfare Office. Persistent lateness will be followed up.



Schools have a legal requirement to record every absence and the reason for that absence.  If your child is absent from school, please could you telephone the school office on the first day of absence and follow this up with a letter when your child returns to school. We operate ’first day call’ whereby if we haven’t heard from you by 9.30am to say why your child is absent from school, we will telephone to check the reason for their absence.  This is also an important safeguard for our children. Parents should also contact the school on subsequent days of absence unless advised differently by the Head of School or Executive Headteacher in exceptional circumstances such as hospitalisation of a child.