Information for Parents
School Day & Timings
The King Alfred School takes seriously the welfare and health and safety of its pupils. This being said we have devised a procedure so parents are clear on processes to ensure a safe handover of children. This policy details the procedure for both nursery and school age pupils. Please also read our attendance policy.
School Day Timings
The school day starts promptly at 9am. Parents can drop off pupils from 8:45am for both nursery and school age children. Nursery finishes at 12pm for those who do mornings and 3pm for those who do a full day. The school day for school age pupils finishes at 3pm. Nursery operates five mornings a week. Pupils enrolled at nursery must do five mornings. We also currently offer afternoons on a Monday and Thursday.
Breakfast Club Timings
Breakfast club runs five mornings a week and is open to nursery- and reception-aged pupils who attend our setting. Breakfast club is open from 8am.
After School Club Timings
After-school clubs run 3-4pm. Children will leave after-school clubs via the main reception door and children can leave once we safely hand them over to parents. Please note that all additional clubs are to be agreed and paid for at the start of the half term. Club letters go out at the end of each half term. It is important clubs are agreed in advance to ensure there are correct staffing levels. Please be considerate that some clubs will have a maximum to abide by correct staff-to-student ratio requirements.
Pick Up and Handover Procedure
Parents may park their car on our school car park or on the road for drop off and pick up. We have 20 car parking spaces and as a growing school we cannot guarantee you will have a space. Parents are to take full responsibility for their children on the car park. Please ensure your child does not run onto the road from the car park. During pick up and drop off there will be a member of staff positioned at the student gate. Parents are to accompany their child to the gate. The staff member who is at the gate will welcome the student by saying, "Good morning," and by shaking their hand and allowing them onto the playground. This welcome and handshake is not only a polite way to interact but also demonstrates a clear handover of care. We will repeat this process at the end of the day and staff members will wait until a parent or authorised person is at the gate before safely handing over.
Please note: Pick up and drop off times also give class teachers chance to feedback to parents/guardians on the student’s day. We may discuss positive achievements and notify of any slips and trips or concerns we may have. It is also a great time for parents to pass on any messages they may have to class teachers.
2021-2022 Term Dates
Term 1 2021
In school: 6 September – 22 October
Holiday: 25 October – 29 October
Teacher Training Day: 1 November (school closed to students)
In school: 2 November – 17 December
Holiday: 20 December – 31 January
Term 2 2022
Bank Holiday: 3 January (school closed to students)
In school: 4 January
Return to school: 4 th February
Teacher Training Day: 7 February (school closed to students)
In school: 8 February – 18 February
Holiday: 21 February – 25 February
In school: 28 February – 4 March
Teacher Training Day: 7 March (school closed to students)
In school: 8 March – 8 April
Holiday: 11 April – 22 April
Term 3 2022
In school: 25 April – 29 May
Bank Holiday: 2 May (school closed)
Teacher Training Day: 3 May (school closed to students)
In school: 4 May – 27 May
Holiday: 30 May – 10 June
In school: 13 June – 15 July
Break up for summer holidays: 15 July