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St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

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School Day

Staggered timings for school opening and end of day are in place while concerns about COVID-19 remain.

Nursery to arrive between 8.30 am until 8.40 am, entering through the usual gate. Children to be collected as usual at 11.30 or 3.00 pm.

Reception pupils to arrive between 8.45 am and 8.55 am, using the Nursery gate as usual. Children are to be collected at 3.00 pm as usual.

Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 to arrive between 8.45 and 8.55 am using the main playground gate. Children are to be collected between 2.55 pm and 3.00 pm.

Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 are to arrive between 8.30 am and 8.45 am. Children to be collected from 3.00 – 3.05 pm.

Children arriving late for school cannot be admitted through the main office due to contamination of bubbles. Parents must remain with their child/ren outside the main gate until a member of staff is available to open the gates and allow entrance via the playground directly into their classroom. We know that sometimes unavoidable delays occur, but we ask you please to be at school on time as once the gates are locked, there may be a delay in finding a free member of staff to unlock the school gates to admit your child.

We will continue to check body temperature prior to entering the building, but in order to keep footfall flowing, classroom staff will manage this at the classroom door.

At the end of the school day, all parents (Years 1-5) should proceed to their flagged designated collection point in the main playground. Year 4 and Year 5 parents please note that you will be unable to stand outside the classroom to wait for your child, but must wait at the allocated space on the playground and the children will be brought out to you. Please ensure any younger siblings stay with you in the designated collection point. The jungle gym is out of use at all times, so please do not allow younger siblings to play on it while on the school premises. We ask that only one adult accompanies and collects a family of children from school. We rely on parents to maintain social distancing, to avoid congregating outside the school gate and to vacate the school’s locality as quickly as possible to minimise risks.

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The timetable below details gate times in normal circumstances.

08.40 a.m.       School gates open

08.50 a.m.        Registration

08.55 a.m.        Registration Closes

10.45 a.m.        Morning Break

12.15 p.m.        Lunch

  1.00 p.m.         Afternoon session

  3.00 p.m.         End of school day