The following amendment came into effect from 1st September 2020, until further notice:
The school operates staggered starting and finishing times to the school day during the Covid-19 outbreak. The revised start and finish times for classes are listed below:
Reception and Year 1
Year 2 and Year 3
Year 4 and Year 5
The school day also operates on a staggered timetables with each class (bubble) having set times for breaks, toilet and cleaning sessions, and lunchtimes.
Start of school
Doors open at 0850 and registration begins at 0900. The register closes at 0905. It is important, as learning begins immediately, that your child arrives at school promptly. Any pupil arriving after 0905 will be entered into the register as late.
The school's breakfast club, 'Rise and Shine' opens its doors at 0800 and serves breakfast until 0830. At 0850, these children make their way into class. Doors close at 0900 and all children arriving after this time, must report to the school office.
Foundation Stage children enter school via the Reception class garden gate and are greeted by a member of staff. Key Stage One and Key Stage Two enter school via the Infant and Junior doors on the main playground. Children, unless accessing our breakfast club, should not be on school premises before 0840.
The School Day
Here are the key times for the school day at Lower Darwen Primary School.
|Key Stage One||1030-1045|
|Lower Key Stage Two (Year 3 & 4)||1045-1100|
|Upper Key Stage Two (Year 5 & 6)||1100-1125|
|Lower Key Stage Two||1220-1330|
|Upper Key Stage Two||1235-1330|
|Key Stage One||1345-1415|
|No afternoon playtime in Key Stage Two|
|Reception and Key Stage One||1525|
|Key Stage Two||1530|
End of Day Procedures
School ends for Infant children at 1525 and for Junior children at 1530. Children will leave the building in an orderly manner. Reception and Y1 children will only be released to an authorised adult. If any Year 2 to Year 6 child who is normally collected by parents finds that they are not there to collect them, the child is to return into school to await the arrival of that person.
Hearing Impaired pupils will be escorted by staff to their transport and handed over to their travel escort.
Pupils registered for Happy Days
All children are escorted to the club by Happy Days staff for after school club registration. Staff check Happy Days register on their classroom door and ensure children are informed that they await collection. Happy Days opens at 1525 and closes at 1800.
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