Church End Gedney Nr. Spalding Lincolnshire PE12 0BU Tel: 01406 362383 Fax: 01406 362383 Email: enquiries@churchend.lincs.sch.uk

Gedney Church End Primary SchoolThe School Day

Parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children attend school each day and arrive on time. Punctuality is vital to the smooth running of the school and ensures lessons start promptly.

Foundation & KS 1

For Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 the school hours are:

8.45am to 10.15am

Break

10.30am to 12.15pm

Lunch

1.15pm to 2.15pm

Break

2.30pm to 3.15pm

Key Stage 2

For Key Stage 2 the school hours are:

8.45am to 10.15am

Break

10.30am to 12.15pm

Lunch

1.15pm to 3.15pm

 

Start and end of the day

Children may come into the playground after 8.45am, when staff supervision is provided.

Registration is at 8.55am. Pupils arriving later than these times are marked 'late' in the register. There may be occasions when arriving late is unavoidable and we will endeavour to support any parent having difficulties with prompt attendance.

Parents may wait in the designated playground area, at the end of the school day. In the event of unforeseen problems (e.g. car breakdowns) parents are asked to telephone the school, and arrangements will be made to supervise the children until they can be collected.

Late Arrivals

Late arrivals need to enter school by the office.  Parents are reminded that lateness is counted as Unauthorised Absence.  Registers close at 9.00am and 1.15pm.

As a school, we closely monitor attendance on a termly basis.  If your child’s attendance dips below 90%, we will write to you at the end of each term to offer support in helping attendance to improve.  Similar monitoring arrangements exist for pupils who are late but we also wish to ensure that we give the full range of support to families who are experiencing difficulties, including the use of the Education Welfare Service.  We place a strong emphasis on partnership and would always prefer to work with you in this important area.

Absences

A phone call from an adult at the start of the school day is required when a child is ill.

Following an absence, a note of explanation from an adult should be sent to school if no phone call was made.

Absences without explanation are regarded as unauthorised under County policy and have to be recorded in the child's records.  Our school operates a ‘First Day Call’ policy where we will make contact with the family of any child who is recorded as being absent without explanation.  This will be in the form of a telephone call between 9.15 and 9.30.

Breakfast Provision

We recognise that children will benefit from a healthy and nutritious start to the school day.  To assist, we provide free Breakfast Provision for all pupils from 8.15-8.40. 

If your child wishes to attend, there is no need to notify us; just turn up on the required day and we will ensure they receive a breakfast that conforms to the National Healthy Schools Standards.

Playtime snacks

In order to alleviate a serious litter problem, and to promote a healthier lifestyle, better dental hygiene, and improved appetite for lunch, we allow only fruit and vegetables for mid-morning snacks. If you have an issue with this please make an appointment to see the Head Teacher.

All children in Key Stage 1 receive a free piece of fruit daily as part of the National Fruit for Schools Scheme. 

School Transport

Free transport to and from school is available to pupils living more than 2 miles away from the school and for whom Gedney Church End is the nearest available primary school.

Further details can be obtained from Lincolnshire County Council (external website).