Our School Day

Our School Day

The school day begins at 8.50am for all year groups (Doors open at 8.45am).

The midday break is from:

  • 12.00 to 1.10pm for Key Stage 1
  • 12.15 to 1.15pm for Key Stage 2

The school day ends at:

  • 3.15pm for Reception and Key Stage 1
  • 3.20pm for Key Stage 2

Late arriving or absent pupils

Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time. We understand that children may be late because of medical or other appointments on occasions. If your child does arrive late to school they must be brought to the main office to be registered.

If your child is going to be absent please contact us by 8:50am. You can telephone or pop into the office to let us know why your child is absent.

If your child has an upcoming medical or other appointment please bring the appointment letter to the school office before the day that your child will be absent from or late for school.

Children that are being collected from school during the school day are signed out by a member of staff and by yourselves.

Parents and Carers are strongly discouraged from taking holidays during term time. They can be disruptive to a child’s education. If a request for a term time absence is to be made please complete a Request for Absence form (available from the school office) at the earliest possible opportunity with details explaining the request. Requests are considered by the Headteacher.

Traffic and the school site

We encourage children and parents to walk to school. If you do live too far away to walk, why not find a place to park five minutes walk from the school gates and walk the last part of the journey? It is good for your child as it wakes them up; gives you a chance to have a chat with them and alleviates traffic problems around the school. It is even good for the planet!

Parking close to the school gates i.e on Hollyfield Road (between Reddicap Heath Road and Longmeadow Close) is very difficult and can be extremely dangerous.  The beginning and end of the school day is very busy with children and families crossing busy roads.  Please do not drive or park inconsiderately or dangerously.

Parents are not allowed to drive onto the school site unless there are medical reasons or you are a Blue Badge holder, in which case you would need to contact us in the first instance.

Dogs are not allowed on site.


ICT Technician at Hollyfield Primary School