The School Day
Children are expected to arrive from 8:40 am onwards in the playground. The school is not responsible for children before 8:40 am, and after 3:20 pm. Children may come in to school from 8:50 am when the bell rings. Registration will start promptly at 9:00 am. Arrival after 9 am means that you need to bring your child through the main door and report to the office. We are obliged by law to keep a record of children who arrive late, giving reasons.
Registration is closed at 9:10 am and any child arriving after this time is recorded as absent (9:00-9:10 am they are recorded as late). We are required by law to keep a record of children who are late for school. If they arrive after 9 am their mark is lost for that session and duly recorded as an absence. We also need to know of any reason for absence on the first day by 9:30 am – this is to ensure that the whereabouts of each child is always known
9:00 am – 12 noon (Reception)
9:00 am – 12.15 (Year 1-6)
1:10 pm – 3:20 pm
Arriving Safely and Parking
The shared main entrance in Finch Road becomes very congested at busy times. We encourage children to use the footpath entrances around the school site and to walk to school. If you are dropping off children, please do not turn in the gateway or park on the zigzag yellow lines as it is dangerous. Please avoid using cars on site at the busy periods. Please park considerately well away from the school gates. The gates will be locked 8:40 – 8:55 am and 3:20 – 3:40 pm. The Parish Hall car park is for the exclusive use of Parish Hall users and should never be used for persons on school business. If coming onto the school site during the school day, please use the main entrance. Other gates are locked from 9:30 – 2:45, to inhibit public access onto site, when children may be vulnerable. This is to safeguard all our children.
Severe Weather Conditions
It will be the aim of the school to maintain “business as usual” throughout the year, but there may be circumstances beyond our control and we will adopt a “common sense” approach at all times. On days when there may be severe weather (heavy snow or ice), parents are advised to check that school will be open before sending the children to school. The main line of communication will be via the school’s texting service, school website, South Glos website and local media (Radio Bristol, Brunel Radio, GWR or local TV).
If no announcement is broadcast, please assume that the Raysfield Federation Schools will be operating as normal.
The schools operate a texting and email service to all parents, for much information throughout the year. Please ensure contact details are kept up to date.