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School day

Start of the day

At Portway, we are committed to raising standards in achievement, attendance and punctuality.

Each morning, the school gates open at 8:30am.  Children make their way into school, where children will enter into their classrooms independently. 

Children should all be in their classrooms by 8:45am, when teachers will take the daily register. Children not in their classrooms by 8:55am are marked as late on the register.

There are separate arrangements for children enrolled at our nursery, which are described below.

Breaks and lunch times 

Morning Break:

Reception- Year 3: 10.00am-10.15am

Years 4-6: 10.30am-10.45am

Lunchtimes:

Reception- Year 3: 11.45pm-12.30pm

Years 4-6: 12.45pm- 13.30pm

End of the day

The school day ends at the following times: 

Reception- Year 3: 3:00pm

Years 4-6: 3.10pm

We ask that all families arrive promptly to collect their children, and wait outside the main gate until it is opened at 3:00pm.  We ask that a parent/carer/older sibling collect all children other than those in years 5 and 6, who we do allow to leave unaccompanied.

Children who have not been collected by 3:10pm/3.20pm will be taken to the school office, and their families will be contacted.

Nursery:  

In our nursery, children are registered for either a morning or an afternoon session.  These run as follows:

Morning session:         8.30 – 11.30am

Drop off: Stratford Road Entrance

Collection: Park Road Entrance

Afternoon session:      12:30 – 3:30pm

Drop off: Park Road Entrance

Collection: Park Road Entrance

Pre- School: 

In our Pre-School, children are registered for either a morning or an afternoon session.  These run as follows:

Morning session:         8.30 – 11.30am

Afternoon session:      12:30 – 3:30pm

We have a limited number of spaces available for full-time places from 8.30am until 3.30pm.

Please note our Pre-School uses its own separate entrance which can be located on Park Road.

If your child cannot attend school

At Portway, we are committed to raising standards in achievement, attendance and punctuality.  Should any child not be able to attend school, a parent or carer is required to contact the school office by 9:00am.

The reason for non-attendance needs to be given, as well as likely return date to school.

In the case of any child not in school for registration at 9:00am, his/her parents/carer will be contacted by phone by our school Attendance Officer.

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