West Kidlington Primary & Nursery School For Parents

School Hours & Term Dates

In the mornings the school gates open at 8:40 am. The school classrooms open at 8.45 am. All children are expected to be in their classroom and ready to learn at 8.45 am. If children are in school later than 8.55 am they will be marked as being late for school. The school has to record this information and we will politely notify families if they are late. Persistent absence will be dealt with by the school. Our attendance is carefully overseen by a Senior Leader in school, Mrs James. We would notify families about concerns regarding attendance in a number of ways. These include speaking to parents, texting families or possibly issuing formal letters. We want every child to arrive on time every day. Getting into a daily habit of being in school for 8.45 am is very important.

In the afternoons, school gates open at 3:10 pm and children will be safely handed over to parents, designated adults, or the Magpies after-school club. We expect every child to be picked up on time each day. The children will finish each day at 3.15 pm.

If you want your children to be collected by a different adult, or for older children to walk home unaccompanied, please make sure the class teacher is aware. The school uses a safeguarding password system when families need to call on different people to collect their child.

Nursery Timings

In Nursery we expect children to be in the Nursery ready to learn by 8.45am. To allow families to drop children off in other parts of the school will leave our Nursery register open until 9am. Children who arrive after 9am in the Nursery will be recorded as late in the Nursery register. Our afternoon session will start at 12.30pm. Any child arriving after 12.45pm will be recorded as being late in the Nursery register.


Term Dates

In the document below, you will find all the information you need about the term dates for the 2019-20 academic year.

TermDates
Term 14 September - 25 October
Term 24 November - 19 December
Term 37 January - 14 February
Term 424 February - 3 April
Term 520 April - 22 May
Term 62 June - 21 July

Please note that the May Bank Holiday for 2020 has changed from a Monday to a Friday to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and is now on Friday 8th May 2020.

TD Days 2019-20 (School closed for pupils)

  • Monday 2nd September 2019
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019
  • Friday 11th October 2019
  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Monday 1st June 2020
  • Monday 6th July 2020
Term Dates 2019-20 Download

School Day

Nursery
Morning session8:45 - 11:45am
Afternoon session12:30 - 3:30pm
Foundation Stage
Gates open
8:40am
Classrooms open8:45am
Register8:55am
Lunchtime12:00 - 1:10pm
School ends3:15pm
Key Stage 1 & 2
Gates open
8:40am
Classrooms open8:45am
Register8:55am
KS1 Breaktime

10:40 - 10:55am

KS2 Breaktime

11:00 - 11:15am

KS1 and 2 Lunchtime12:15 - 1:15pm
School ends3:15pm

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