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St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

School Hours & Access

Before School...

8.00am - Breakfast Club
Children booked into the Breakfast Club can arrive at school at 8:00am.  Parents need to  sign their children in.

Starting the school day...

8.40 - 8.45am
For children not attending Breakfast Club, the school is opened at 8.40 a.m. The school day begins at 8.45 a.m. Children are not expected to arrive at school before 8.40 a.m. (Parents should be aware that there is no supervision for pupils before school). 

  • Reception - Parents and children enter Reception through the Year R gate.
  • Year 1/2 - Children should enter the main building via the main school door.
  • Years 3-6 - Children should line up on the KS2 playground, and are then taken into school by their class teachers.

During the day...

Visitors to the school (including parents) are requested to use the pedestrian gate at the front of the school.

All visitors to the school site must report to the school office where they will be asked to sign in.

Ending the day...

The school day ends at 3.15pm.

  • Years R, 1 & 2 children should be collected from the KS2 playground on the left hand side of the hall.
  • Years 3 & 4  are collected from the KS2 playground area - leaving from the hall doors (under the shelter).
  • Years 5 & 6 leave from their own classrooms on to the KS2 playground.

Pupils who have not been collected at the normal time will be taken to the office.

After School...

The school grounds remain open.

Collecting from...

  • After-school club ('The Bees club')  - Parents must go to the bridge and ring the door bell (not to the main school office).
  • Clubs -  For most clubs, parents will need to collect their child(ren) from the KS2 playground sheltered area. ICT club pupils need to be met from the sheltered area outside the office. Pupils who have not been collected at the correct time will be taken to wait at the office. 

Vehicular Access...

Access to the school car park is restricted. Parents bringing and collecting their children by car must not drive into the school grounds. They are asked to use the Cornwall Gardens entrance, with all due consideration for residents there. Disabled parking is available - please let the office know if you need any assistance.

Please DO NOT park on the yellow lines by the school's entrance - we must all do our part to keep our children and others safe.