In Reception and Key Stage 1 (Cygnus and Tucana Classes), children arrive at school between 8.15am and 8.25am and the school day starts at 8.30 when registers are taken. In Key Stage 2 (Phoenix and Pegasus Classes) children arrive between 8.30am and 3.40am and registration is at 8.45am. We ask all parents to ensure that their child arrives in school on time and is well prepared for the school day. If a child arrives at school after registration, they are marked as 'late' and parents should sign the Late Arrivals sheet held in the office. (See Attendance Policy)
Parents are encouraged to say goodbye to their children at the school gate where the headteacher or office adminisitarro will greet them and ensure that they arrive safely in the classroom.
Morning break is from 10.00am to 10.20am for Cygnus and Tucana Classes and from 10.40am to 11.00am for Phoenix and Pegasus Classes when milk, water and fruit is available for all children.
Collective Worship (assembly) takes place daily either as a whole school on Mondays and Fridays or in Key Stages (Rec/ KS1 and KS2) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Children in Cygnus and Tucana Classes have their lunch in the hall from 12.00pm to 12.30pm and then go outside to play for half an hour. Children in Phoenix and Pegasus Classes have their lunch in the hall from 12.30pm to 1.00pm and then go outside to play for half an hour. Children can bring a packed lunch from home or have a hot school meal.
The school day ends at 2.45pm for children in Cygnus and Tucana Classes and at 3.00pm for children in Phoenix and Pegasus Classes. At the end of the day, parents wait for their children on the school playground. If normal arrangements have to be altered eg parents are delayed or arrangements have been for another person to collect a child, please let us know by emailing or telephoning the office.
(See 'Protocol for dealing with children not collected from school at the end of the school day or school activity')
For those families that live in Alvescot, walking to and from school is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits; it's healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. Alternatively, there are bike-racks where children can store their scooters and bikes safely during the school day. If you do need to travel by car, please use the Village Hall, Church or The Plough car parks and always park with consideration for Alvescot residents.
Children are in school for a total of 31.25 hours each week.
"The strong relationships at all levels of the school including with the parent body that ensures Christian values support the all-round development of the children."
St Peter's CE School
Alvescot, Bampton, Oxon OX18 2PU
Tel: 01993 842535