The School Day
School starts at 8.45 am (Nursery 8.30 am). There is an adult on duty in the school playground from 8.30 am and children may be left from then.
At 8.45 am when the whistle is blown, parents/guardians remaining in the playground can now leave. The school gate is locked from 9.00 am until 3.00 pm. The classes line-up and are dismissed in turn to their classrooms. Children are expected to be in school by this time for registration.
There are two playtimes during the school day. Morning break for the infants is 10.00 –10.15 am and 10.15 – 10.30 am for the juniors and afternoon break is 2.00 - 2.10 pm for the infants and 2.10 - 2.20 pm for the juniors. Children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit or a healthy snack to eat during the morning break.
Children are supervised throughout the lunch break from 12.00 noon to 1 pm. Children bring their own packed lunches. Please check our school policies for the Healthy Eating and No Nuts Policy.
The school day ends at 3.10 pm for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 when children are dismissed from their classroom into the care of the parent/guardian waiting in the school playground. If there is no-one visible to the staff to meet the child he/she will remain in the playground under the care of the duty teacher or inside the building. It is important that children are collected on time to avoid unnecessary stress to the child. For children in Years 3 - 6 the school day finishes at 3.20 pm following the same procedure above.
Elliott Park School offers a selection of After-School Clubs, these are available for children from Reception and up.
Breakfast Club is available daily from 7.45 – 8.30 am – the cost £2.00 without breakfast and £2.50 with breakfast and is available to children from Reception upwards.
After School Clubs
There are a range of after-school clubs available and typically include sports, 11+, art, stay and play, choir, ICT and constrution. A full timetable and costs are available from the school office.
It is our belief that education is a route to the well-being of the individual. We believe in equal opportunities for all the children in our school, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender or ability. In order to ensure future progress and success, we aim to provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced. It is our belief that we should provide a learning environment that is motivating, exciting and caring, in order for a child to develop a sense of high self-esteem and academic achievement.