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The Downs CE
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The School Day - from September 2021

 School arrival times:

Key Stage One (Reception and Years 1 and 2): Children will enter school via the Blossom gates between 8.45am and 8.55am.

Key Stage Two (Years 3-6): Children will enter school via the Goodwin gate between 8.45am and 8.55am.

Parents will not be permitted on site at this time - drop off is at the gate for all children.

Registration is 8.55am for all children.

School departure times:

All gates will open at 3.10pm and parents may wait outside classroom doors. Children will be dismissed at 3.15pm.

All gates will be closed at 3.25pm.


Late arrivals should report to the school office so that they can be registered and school lunch arrangements checked.

Late pickups and taxi pickups will be from the school office.

However, please do try to ensure you are on time at the beginning and end of the day as this is less distressing for your child.

If your child is absent please contact the school first thing in the morning on the first day of absence in accordance with our attendance policy

The Downs Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.