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Foxton Primary School

Foxton Primary School

The School Day

When you arrive in the morning, you may enter the school grounds through the front playground gate, which will be unlocked from 8.45am.  The playground is supervised by a member of the teaching staff after 8.45am and we ask that children in Classes 1 and 2 are not left unaccompanied before this time, as we cannot accept responsibility for them.

In order to have a calm and safe start to the day we do not allow running or ball games, and we ask that you wait in the Key Stage 2 playground. Use of the play equipment (including the pirate ship) is also prohibited at the beginning and the end of the school day. The County Council’s insurance only covers use by children who attend the school, with the supervision of school staff and does not cover any other children to play on it. Please ensure your preschooler does not play on it.

The bell rings at 8.55am. Parents should say goodbye to their children in the playground and allow them to come into school independently; the exception to this rule is for parents of reception children during the first half of the autumn term. After the bell has rung, you will need to say your goodbyes and exit promptly, as the gate is locked at 9.00am.

Foxton Primary School’s day is structured as follows:

8.55am: school begins
10.30m – 10.45am: morning break
12.15pm – 1.15pm: lunch break
2.20pm – 2.30pm: afternoon break (classes 1 and 2 only)
3.15pm: school day ends

The playground gate will be unlocked again at 3.10pm so that you may wait in the playground to collect your child. Classes will still be going on, so please be considerate and quiet when you are near the building.

Your child should know who is collecting them from school. If arrangements are changed, please let us know, and please do not offer to take other children home without prior notice. We also ask that, when collecting children from Classes 1 and 2, you come and say goodbye to the teacher in the playground so that we know your children have been handed over safely.