Potten EndChurch of England Primary School

Growing, Laughing, Learning, Succeeding together through faith

Our School Day

Alteration to Start and End of Day Arrangements from September 2020


  • The school will continue to use the two existing gates for entering the school and children will enter on their own and stand on the marked white footprints, except for Nursery and Reception children whose parent will be allowed to enter and stand with their child on the footprints but not enter the school. (Only one parent per child please). Staff will be on the gate to welcome the children.


  • Siblings are expected at their scheduled arrival time and cannot be supervised by school until then. Similarly, children are only permitted to leave at their scheduled time and should not leave earlier if they have a sibling with an earlier finish time.


  • This schedule has been created in order to reduce the chance of overcrowding and congestion between parents and children who are entering/exiting. Parents are asked to maintain social distance and to arrive/leave promptly in order for this to be successful.






Enter EYFS gate 8:55am

Leave EYFS gate 11:55am


Enter EYFS gate 8:45am

Leave EYFS gate 3:00pm

Year 1

Enter EYFS gate 8:35am

Leave EYFS gate 2:50pm

Year 2

Enter top gate 8:40am

Leave top gate 2:55pm

Year 3

Enter top gate 9:00am

Leave top gate 3:15pm

Year 4

Enter top gate 9:10am

Leave top gate 3:25pm

Year 5

Enter top gate 8:50am

Leave top gate 3:05pm

Year 6

Enter top gate 8:30am

Leave top gate 2:45pm


School Times


Morning 8.50am to 12.00pm


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Morning 8.45am to 12.00pm (including a fifteen minute break)
Afternoon 1.15pm to 3.15pm (there is no break in the afternoon)


Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (Key Stage 2)

Morning 8.45am to 12.15pm (including a fifteen minute break)
Afternoon 1.15pm to 3.15pm (there is no break in the afternoon)

The playground will be open to pupils from 8.35am. Parents are expected to remain with their children until 8.45am (Nursery 8.50am) when there will be a signal for children to line up. Nursery line up at 8.50am outside the Nursery classroom door. Children in Reception, Year 1 & 2 line up outside their classroom. Children in Years 3 to 6 line up on the playground. Each day begins with a period of registration. Any children in Reception and above who arrive after 8.50am should report to the school office.


At the end of the day, children should be collected from their classrooms. The class teacher will ensure that each child is collected by the appropriate adult. Children in Year 5 and above are encouraged to walk part of the way to and from school independently.