Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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“Pupils feel safe
at school and are kind
to one another. They like
being at school and appreciate
the many experiences
they have.” - Ofsted
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The School Day

Classroom doors will be open from 08.45am to allow children to settle in to classroom routines more quickly. Parents and carers will need to supervise their children on site before 08.45am unless they enrol them into Breakfast Club. School provides Breakfast Club from 7.30am to 8.45am when they are taken to their classrooms.

07:30 Breakfast club opens
08.45 Classroom doors open
08:55 Registers taken (Compulsory school day starts at 08:50)
09.05 Registers closed
10.20 - 10.35 Morning break
12.00 - 13.00 (Dragonfly/Duckling class) Lunch
12.15 - 13.15 (Otter/Kingfisher class)    Lunch
15.15  15:20 Children collected (Compulsory school day ends at 15:20)
16:30 School clubs end







Compulsory school hours amount to 32 hours and 30 minutes per week.


If your child is unable to attend school please contact the office (NOT the teachers) before 08.30 on the first day of absence. If we do not hear from you we will telephone you to ensure that your child is safe.

Please do not leave verbal messages with class teachers or other members of staff as the start of the day is a very busy time.

Late Arrivals

Children are officially late if they arrive after 8:50am.  If they arrive later than 9:00am, their attendance will be marked as unauthorised absence.  This is except where parents provide a reason that we would be able to class as exceptional circumstances.

Please make every effort to be punctual so your child can settle comfortably into the school day. It can be extremely distressing for children, especially the younger ones, to be late for school as well as causing disruption for all the class. Should you be unavoidably detained, please come to the office so we can adjust the registers.

Summary of responsibilities

We have given below a summary of parents' and carers' responsibilities in the mornings and afternoons when children are dropped off and collected.  You can also read the document by clicking here.

drop off pick up parent responsibilities.pdf

 Our full risk assessment for these times of day is available on request from the school office.