Our Lady of the Rosary


Times of the School Day

Please refer to Covid Addendum dated 4th September with new start and finish times.

The times for school are as follows:

Nursery morning session  8.45 a.m – 11.45 a.m.
Nursery all day session 8.45 a.m – 3.45 p.m.

8.50 a.m -  3.15 p.m.

Total hours = 32 hours 5 minutes


 8.50 a.m - 3.30 p.m.

Total hours = 33 hours 35 minutes


At 8.40 a.m. the nursery doors are open and parents bring their child to the nursery door where the child is met by one of the nursery staff.

At the end of each session the parents wait in the nursery grounds and the staff will dismiss the children individually from the nursery door with the staff ensuring that the child is collected by the appropriate adult.

Berwick gate to KSI playground will be unlocked at 8.30 am and 3.00pm.


In the morning

The school gates are opened at 8.30/8.35am.

At 8.40 the doors leading to the infant playground are opened and children are brought to the door where they are welcomed by a member of staff. Teachers are in their classrooms to meet the children when they arrive.

At the end of the day

The children are dismissed at 3.15pm.

The children in both Reception classes and the Year 1 class based in the new building are all dismissed from outside the classroom doors. 

The teachers, and their class teaching assistant, stand at the front of the queue of children and dismiss the children individually when the child identifies the adult who is picking them up.  At the beginning of each academic year extra vigilance is taken as staff do not necessarily know the parents/carers by sight.  The children whose classrooms are located in the old building [Year 1 and both Year 2 classes] are dismissed from the infant playground following the same procedure as for the other infant classes.


In the morning

The playground doors will be open from 8.40 a.m. to allow the children to gain access to their classrooms where their class teacher will be waiting for them. 

We encourage children to arrive at school between 8.40 and 8.50 a.m. Staff are on duty at all gates between 8.40 and 8.50 am. 


At 8.50 a.m. the Site Manager will start to lock the external gates to the school site.  Any child who is late will gain entry to the school by the main entrance where their name will be recorded as a late comer.

At the end of the day

The children are dismissed at 3.30 p.m

The junior children exit the site via the pathway adjacent to the infant playground.  Parents wait to collect their children in the waiting area at the top of the car park or in the infant playground, some children meet their parents outside the school in a pre-arranged parking space and a minority of the older children go home on their own. 

KS2 Children are told to come back to the school office if their parent/carer is not there to collect them.  They will be supervised by the office staff until collected by the appropriate person.

Adults collecting children

If the child/children are being collected by someone other than the parent/carer the school must be notified as staff will not allow the child to go with an adult other than the designated one. 

Only adults aged 16 or over and with suitable identification will be authorised to collect children.  In the event that someone should arrive without prior knowledge, the school will telephone the parent/carer immediately and await their advice.

If staff feel that the parent/carer collecting the child may be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs and the safety and wellbeing of the child may be compromised, the staff must contact a member of the Senior Leadership Team who will assess the situation.  If they feel the parent/carer is unable to take responsibility for the child they will take appropriate action.  This could include contacting another member of the family to collect the child.  If another family member is not available then Social Care or the police will be contacted.

Clubs/after school activities

Registers are taken at all after school activities.

The adult taking the club/activity will notify the school office if a child has not turned up to the activity; if the child was present in school that day the office staff will contact the parents to ascertain why the child did not turn up.

All children must be collected from clubs by an adult unless written permission is given for the child to walk home.

Relationship breakdown of parents/guardians

If there is a breakdown of relationships between parents/guardians we are unable to prevent one parent’s access to the child unless there is a court order in place which the school must have a copy of. 

Failure to collect a child

In the event of a parent/carer failing to collect a child the following procedure will be followed:

  • The school office or a member of the Senior Leadership Team will try to establish contact via the emergency contact number[s].
  • In the event of a child not being collected by 5.15 p.m., Social Care will be contacted by the school and they will come and collect the child. If this happens the child’s parents will need to contact Social Care.


It is important that children arrive in school on time. 

Late arrival not only causes anxiety to your child but disruption to their education and that of others in the class.


Please contact the school office by 10 a.m., either in person or by phone, if your child is absent from school for any reason. 

Home Contact Information

Parents are required to help us keep a record of addresses, places of work, telephone numbers and emergency contacts.

The school must be notified of any changes to the information provided in order that these records are kept up-to-date.  It may be necessary to contact you urgently if your child is taken ill or has had an accident.