St George's

Church of England Primary School

Be determined and confident,

as God will be with you* as we learn,
care and share through work, play and prayer.

(*Deuteronomy 31:6)

Be determined and confident,

as God will be with you* as we learn, care and share through work, play and prayer.

(*Deuteronomy 31:6)

The School Day

FOUNDATION & KEY STAGE 1 (Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Breakfast Club 7.45am (Julie Hurst Key Worker for EYFS) 
School starts 8.55 am, doors open 8.45am
Morning Break 10.15 – 10.30 am
Lunch time 12.00 – 1.10 pm
Afternoon break 2.20 – 2.30 pm (not for reception)
School closes 3.15 pm

KEY STAGE 2 (Classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12)

Breakfast Club 7.45am 
School starts 8.55 am doors open 8.45am
Morning Break 10.15 – 10.30 am
Lunch time 12.15 – 1.10 pm
School closes 3.15 pm

School also runs an after school club from 3.15pm, closing at 5.30pm (Jackie WIgnall Key Worker for EYFS)

The dismissal of the Infant children takes time - they are dismissed individually, and only after the staff have seen the adult who is on "pick up" duty! Infant classes along the "promenade" are dismissed from their own classroom door, onto the Infant Playground)

Junior children whose classroom are based along the newly built promenade are dismissed through the promenade door that leads onto the Junior Playground. Junior children whose classes are based upstairs, come down onto the Junior Yard, where they independently meet their adult. 

Any children who are not picked up from Junior Yard should wait around the supervised quiet area. The adult on duty will bring them into school when all other children have gone home. 

To help us out, it would be helpful if children stayed with their adult on the playground, rather than running and playing.

Emergency School Closure procedures, and inclement weather registers 

We are required by the DFE to update our procedures regularly for what should happen in the event of the school having to close due to adverse weather conditions or any other emergency.

A decision to close the school rests with the Headteacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors, following appropriate risk assessments and advice from various agencies. 

Once a decision has been made, the following steps, in order of action, will be taken to notify parents/carers.

Email Communication via SCOpay

We will send an email to all parents and carers registered with our parent mail system to inform them if the school is closed as soon as possible.
School Website
Information will also be updated and available on the school website as soon as possible

Social Media

Information will be posted on our Facebook Page.

The School Reception

The phone system will be updated with information about any closure. Please ring 01691 664400 and listen to the initial phone message.

Local Radio

Local radio stations have agreed to broadcast details of school closures, and you are advised to stay tuned for announcements and updates. 

Extreme Circumstances

If a significant deterioration in weather takes place during the school day, then we would follow the steps above to begin to close the school. 

However, my general rule of thumb and default is to keep the school open. Even if we just child mind for the day, allowing other parents of essential services to work. I acknowledge that when the roads are tricky, it is a parents' decision whether to travel or not, I support that. To make things safer, and less stressful, when it has snowed, and this affects the footpaths and the roads, registers remain open until 9.30am... allowing for safe travel, fall free walking, and maybe an extra warm drink before departure whilst wrapping up warm!