Information for Parents

Times of the School Day

Morning: 9:00 to 12.00
Afternoon: 12.30 to 3:30

Reception, Year One and Year Two:
School starts: 9:00
Lunch time:
12:00 to 1:00
School finishes: 3:30pm

Years Three, Four, Five and Six:
School starts: 9:00
Lunch time: 12:30 to 1:30
School finishes: 3:35pm

Parents/carers must not send children to school too early or leave them uncollected at the end of the school day. If you are delayed for any reason let the school office know immediately. The school gates open at 8.30am and a member of the school staff will be on duty from 8.50am.

Nursery and children in reception, year one and year two must be brought to school and collected by an adult.

Please make sure your child attends regularly and on time. It is the parents responsibility to make sure their children get to and from school safely.

Collection of children from school

In order to ensure the children’s safety the school has reviewed the policy in the collection of children.

Children in Nursery and Reception classes MUST BE COLLECTED BY AN AUTHORISED ADULT.

Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 must be collected by an authorised adult or a competent person over the age of 14.

Year 6 children may go home unaccompanied for which I will require written permission. Parents will need to arrange for younger brothers and sisters to be collected by an authorised adult.

It is important that parents keep school informed about who is collecting children and any changes.


Due to an increasing number of pupils with allergies we are unable to accept birthday cakes. However parents can send in a box or bag of sweets to be shared with the class - where possible these should not contain nuts or gelatine. Parents should also refrain from sending in party bags.

Photos and Videos

Parent or visitors are NOT allowed to take photos or videos of our children during school times or school performances (this includes mobile phone usage.) At the end of school performance there will be an opportunity for parents to take an individual photo of their child.

School Meals

Our school meals are provided by CATERLINK

Lunch time is from 12:00 to 1:00 for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

For Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 lunchtime is from 12:30 to 1:30.

Children can have a school dinner, bring a packed lunch or eat at home. At school there is a choice of meat, vegetarian food and sandwiches.

All meat is Halal.

Frees School Meals

Free School Meals for Primary aged children in Newham is coming to an end. From September 2011 only those pupils whose family are entitled to a free school meal will recieve one.

You are entitled to a free school meal if:

  • You get Income Support.
  • You get Income Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • You get Income Related Employment and
  • Support Allowance
  • You are being supported under Part VI of the
  • Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • You get Child Tax Credit and Revenue and
  • Customs has assessed your income as less
  • than £16,190
  • You get the Guarantee Credit element of
  • Pension Credit.

You must complete a Free School Meals Application online - click here to go to the application page. You will need your national insurance number. Alternatively you can make an appointment with Nicki Lawrence who will complete the form with you at school.

School meals provide your child with a hot, nutritious and tasty midday meal every day of the week. We believe children who are healthy and well-fed are happier and perform better in the classroom. And in these tougher economic times, this is a convenient way to save you money.