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The School Day

During the school day your child is under the care of the class teacher. This care may be delegated to other responsible adults, including lunchtime assistants and adult helpers. Your child will not be allowed to leave the school premises without adult supervision.

In the morning, gates are open at 8.45 a.m. and parents are encouraged to stay with their children on the playground until the bell goes at 8:55 a.m for the start of the school day.  At the end of the day, please assist teachers of the younger classes by standing clearly in view so that your child can be handed over personally.

At all other times of the day access to the school is via the main entrance door, you will find a buzzer just inside the lobby.


The School Day

Gate opens                               8.45 a.m.                       

School day                               8.50 a.m.     -              3.20 p.m.

Break                                       10.30 a.m.     -           10.45 a.m.

Lunch                                      12.00               -              1.00 p.m.

Afternoon break (KS1)      2.10 p.m.       -              2.20 p.m.

Day ends                                 3.20 p.m.


School Dinners

Dinners are prepared at Parker's C of E Primary Academy and delivered to Caston where they are then plated up and served. Free school meals are available for families in receipt of Income Support and for all children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2).  If your child may be eligible for free school meals, please request an application form from the School Office.


Milk for under 5s is provided free of charge.  Cartons of fresh milk are available to all pupils at morning break. Milk for over 5s must be ordered and paid for in advance through the ‘Cool Milk’ scheme.  Milk is provided free of charge for Pupil Premium children. Information will be given to parents.

Fruit at Morning Break

Key stage 1 pupils receive a piece of fruit on a daily basis under the government’s school fruit and vegetable scheme.

All pupils are allowed to bring a suitable fruit snack into school to be eaten in the school hall during morning break.

Water in School

Pupils are encouraged to bring a plastic drinks bottle of tap water to school on a daily basis and this is available to them in the classroom. This is to promote the drinking of water in school and its positive effect on brain function and general health.


Bicycles must be kept in good condition and ridden with care. Cycles may be left, locked, in the cycle store.  The children are not permitted to ride on the school premises. We strongly recommend children to wear cycle helmets when cycling to school. The school does not accept any responsibility for loss or theft.


Prescription medicines should not be sent to school except in exceptional circumstances e.g. asthma, diabetes, and should be handed to the Headteacher, class teacher or secretary for safe-keeping, along with a detailed note regarding administration. Non prescription medicines should not be brought into school.  Details of medicine administered is recorded in a log book. As part of our admissions procedure we would ask that parents of children requiring regular medication (e.g. inhalers) should complete the relevant form available from the office.


Money should be brought to school in a named purse/envelope and handed to the class teacher.