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Fordley Primary School

‘Aiming Higher’

The School Day

Our school day, for Reception to Y6, follows this pattern daily:


  • 8:50 - start of the school day.  Children will line up on the yard and be collected by their class teachers and other school adults.
  • 8:55 - teachers take the class register, which is a legal record of who is in the building.
  • 9:00 - lessons begin. 
  • 3:20 - school day ends.  KS2 children are collected from their yard (with Y6 permitted to walk home with parents/carers permission).  Reception and KS1 children are collected from their classroom door. 



  1. Both the KS1 and KS2 entrance doors are open until 9:00.  A school adult will be on each door and will ask a parent/carer why their children is late.  This will be recorded in our late book. 
  2. These doors will shut at 9am promptly as lessons begin.
  3. Any families who arrive after 9am in the morning must take their children to main school entrance, where they must sign their child/ren into the late book with a reason why they are late.


Our school day for Fordley Flyers, Rising 3s and Nursery follows this pattern daily:

  • Fordley Flyers - morning sessions are 8:30-11:30; afternoon sessions are 12:30-3:30
  • Rising 3s - morning sessions are 8:40-11:40
  • Nursery - morning sessions are 8:40-11:40; afternoon sessions are 12:30-3:30
COLLECTION FROM AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All after school clubs collections will be from outside the main school entrance so please turn up at the collection time for your child (to avoid having lots of people waiting around outside of the building). The only access point will be through the front gates for safeguarding reasons. No other external gates will be open (e.g. the gates to the line) - this is because our afterschool childcare children have supervised access to our yard and field and it would not be safe to leave other gates open. Please remember to wear a face mask on site where possible and, unless your child is in Y6 and has permission to walk home, we will expect an adult to collect every child. Thank you for your support with this so that we can ensure safety for all.