Useful Information

Attending School at St Mary's


PLEASE NOTE times may vary due to the impact of COVID-19.


September 2021 Covid arrangements

For FS2 the designated area for parents to wait
is at the back of the Yellow Railings 

For Year 1 the designated area for parents to wait is in front of Year 1

For Year 3 the designated area for parents to wait is at the back of the Year 3
classrooms by the wall of the bank.

Children must not go on the equipment. Parents are responsible for their child until 8.45am.

Year 2 continue to enter and leave via the front gate

Year 4 continue to enter and leave via the car park entrance

Year 5 and Year 6 continue to enter and leave car park exit.

End of the day – 3:15 for all year groups and Foundation Stage

The side gate will open at 3.10pm so that parents can come in to get to their waiting stations same as in the morning.

Y1 in front of Year 1

FS2 at the back of the yellow railings

Year 3 parents at the back of Year 3 classrooms by the wall of the bank
The children will be released to you by the teachers.

There are 22 children in Year 4/5/6 that have siblings in Year 3, parents can email the office and we will arrange for
these children walk round to meet their parents at the back of Year 3.

These arrangements will be in place until further notice.


The times the school gates open are given below. Once here, the children make their way directly to the cloakrooms and then into class ready for registration and prayers at 8:50am. You will find more information about our school day (below), Early Birds breakfast club, school lunches, Night Owls after school club, extracurricular clubs and the correct uniform on our website.

Once a term, we go to St Mary's Church for Mass, the children should be dropped off at church from 8:30am. They go into the church hall to be registered. If your child is absent please inform the school using the normal procedures.

At St Mary’s we recognise how regular attendance at school is vital to help children achieve and get the best possible start in life. Children who miss school, through absence or lateness, miss lessons. These lessons are not repeated, so children will have gaps in their learning.

However, if your child is unwell and unable to attend school please ensure that you leave a message on the school phone (option 1) before 9:00am. First day contact will be made if a child is absent and the reason has not been communicated to school. Children who have had sickness or diarrhoea due to illness are not allowed to return to school for a further 48 hours once the symptoms have cleared up.

St Mary’s is a nut-free school and we ask that no food containing nuts is brought into school. Again, for allergy reasons, we also request that children wishing to give birthday treats bring in sweets rather than cake or chocolate.

The school day ends at 3:15pm. If there is a need to change the normal end of day routine (e.g. someone different will be picking up) you must let us know in writing or in an emergency only, by telephoning the school office.

The School office is open from 8:30am – 4:00pm daily, we can presently be contacted by phone or email. Please leave a message on the school answerphone (option 2) if you phone the school outside these times.

We would always hope to respond to messages/calls within 1 working day.

We expect parents/carers/members of the public who wish to meet with staff to request an appointment. Currently, this will be via video call. Other than safeguarding issues, we endeavour that you will be seen within two working days where practicable.

The majority of our communications are sent by email and are also posted on the school website.


The School Day

8:35am  Side gate opens for F2, Y1 and Y3
 8:45am  Main front gates open for Y2, Y4, Y5 and Y6
  8:50am  Registration
   10:30am   KS1 Break (15 mins)
   11:00am   KS2 Break (15 mins)
 12:00 – 1:15pm  KS1 Lunch
 12:15 – 1:15pm   KS2 Lunch
3:15pm    End of school day