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Whitefriars Primary School

Opening Times and Term Dates

School Hours


The school times are as follows:- 


Morning session:       Doors open at 8.50 am 

Lunch time:               Reception and Key Stage 1: 12.00 to 1.00

                                  Key Stage 2: 12.15 to 1.15

Afternoon session:    Reception/EYFS: 1.00 to 3.10*pm

                                  Key Stage 1:   1.00 - 3.15*pm

                                  Key Stage 2:  1.15 - 3.15* pm 

*Please remember that this is the time that lessons finish.  Children may take a few minutes getting their coats and bags ready to take home.


Please ring the office to let the school know of any changes to collection arrangements.


Children need to be collected promptly at the end of the day.


Late Collection/Uncollected Children Arrangements

In the event of a child not being collected at the end of a session, the school wishes to cause as little distress as possible to the child and to the family.  At the same time, the school needs to ensure the health and safety of the child is not put at risk.


If a child is not collected at the end of a session the procedure will be as follows:

  • The register will be checked for any information regarding collection of the child
  • If no information is available, attempts will be made to contact parents/carers at home or at work as appropriate.
  • If above is unsuccessful, attempts will be made to contact emergency numbers on our records.
  • Attempts will be made to contact the parents/carers in any other reasonable way e.g. another parent.
  • Staff will not allow the child to leave school with anyone other than those specified by parents.
  • If staff are in any doubt about the safety of the child, the child will remain in the care of the group.  
  • If none of the above procedures are successful and the child is not collected within 30 minutes of the end of the school day (unless a message is received), Social Services may be contacted.
  • If a child is uncollected on a few occasions, details will be recorded the relevant welfare agencies may be contacted.
Term Dates

The teacher training dates for 2020 to 2021 are:


1st September 2020

2nd November 2020

4th January 2021

19th and 20th July 2021


Pupils are not at school on these dates.