School Structure and Organisation

Class Organisation

We have an intake of 45 children into Reception each year. This means that we have two relatively small Reception classes for our new starters. In Key Stage 1 and 2 we have classes of 30. Please see below to see how we organise our classes.

 

 

Our Classes are organised as follows:

 

Phase

Class

Year groups

Early Years Foundation Stage

(45 children)

Reception Red Class

Children are randomly mixed although a balance between boys and girls is maintained if possible

Reception Blue Class

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and 2

(90 children)

Class 2

The youngest 30 children in Year 1

Class 3

The oldest 15 children in Year 1 and the youngest 15 in Year 2

Class 4

The oldest 30 children in Year 2

Key Stage 2

Year 3 and 4

(90 children)

 

Class 5

The youngest 30 children in Year 3

Class 6

The oldest 15 children in Year 3 and the youngest 15 in Year 4

Class 7

The oldest 30 children in Year 4

 

 

The School Day

 

There are rarely two days the same, but a typical day usually follows this structure:

 

8:55 a.m.

The doors are opened at 8.50 and children can come straight into school. On particularly wet days the doors will be opened a little earlier so that parents and carers do not have to stand around in the rain for too long. Children should not be left unsupervised before the doors open.

Children are encouraged to come into school by themselves and to organise their own belongings.

 

10.15

 

Assembly - whole school, classes or key stage groups.

 

10:35

Playtime, outdoor, weather permitting (only heavy rain or other unsafe conditions result in indoor play).

 

12.00/12.10

Morning school finishes for R and KS1 children at 12.00 and at 12.10 for KS2 children. There are two sittings for lunch. Younger children have lunch first at 12.00 and children in classes 4, 5, 6 and 7 at 12.30.

 

1:00

Afternoon lessons begin.

 

2:00

 

Afternoon break for ten minutes.

3:20 p.m.

Home time.

Children are picked up from either the Reception yard, the main doors onto the yard, or the Key Stage 2 doors on the other side of the building. Class teachers will advise parents where to meet their children. If children are not picked up they wait inside school while a member of staff attempts to contact a parent or carer.

If children are being picked up by an adult other than their usual carer, parents should inform school.