The School Day

North Ealing Primary School

At the beginning and end of the school day, we are operating staggered drop off and pick up times, with social distancing in place.

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope that you and your family enjoyed the Summer break and look forward to welcoming you all next Monday 6th September, when school reopens. Following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we are able to confirm timings and inform you of some expectations and how we intend to operate from next week.

We will be returning to using the Pitshanger lane gate and Summerfield road only.

Timings for the School Day

Nursery Classes

  • Morning: 8.45 – 11.45am
  • Afternoon: 12.15 – 3.15pm
  • 30 hrs: 9.00am – 3.00pm

The nursery gate on Summerfield road will be open at these times. We ask all parents and carers not to drive near the school but to park and walk. This is imperative for the safety of our children and out of respect for our local residents.

Reception Classes

  • 8.55 am – 3.10 pm

Drop off:

  • Classes will be open from 8.45 am every morning for children to be taken straight to classrooms.
  • Any child arriving after 8.55 am will have missed the register.
  • You need to ensure your child is coming through the school gates by 8.50 am at the latest.
  • Children should not arrive before 8.45 am as there will not be an adult on duty before this time.

Collection:

  • The main school gates will open at 3.05 pm.

Parents should collect their child from their classrooms.

Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)

  • 8.55 am – 3.15 pm

Drop off:

  • Classes will be open from 8.45 am every morning for children to be taken straight to classrooms.
  • Any child arriving after 8.55 am will have missed the register.
  • You need to ensure your child is coming through the school gates by 8.50 am at the latest.
  • Children should not arrive before 8.45 am as there will not be an adult on duty before this time.

Collection:

  • The main school gates will open at 3.05 pm.

Parents should collect their child from their classrooms.

Key stage 2 (Years 3 – 6)

  • 8.55 am – 3.15 pm

Drop off:

  • Classes will be open from 8.45 am every morning for children to make their way straight to classrooms.
  • Any child arriving after 8.55 am will have missed the register.
  • You need to ensure your child is coming through the school gates by 8.50 am at the latest.
  • Children should not be left in the playground before 8.45 am as there will not be an adult on duty before this time.
  • We encourage Key Stage 2 children to make their own way to the classrooms. For the first few weeks, parents of new children or those in Year 3 may want to accompany their child to the appropriate building.

Collection:

  • The main school gates will open at 3.05 pm.
  • Year 3 & 4 – please collect your child from the Summerfield Road playground at 3.15 pm.
  • Years 5 & 6 – children will be released from the Pitshanger Lane playground at 3.15 pm.

If your child is walking home unaccompanied, please ensure that you have given consent via the Google form sent before Monday 6th September.

Punctuality

Dropping off:

  • It is important to be on time as the first part of the school day is used to give out instructions or organise school work for the rest of the day. Late arrivals are disruptive to the whole class and often embarrassing for your child. We take the view that there are no late children, only late parents.

If you are late in the morning – from 8.55 am – your child will be required to go directly to the Office to sign in.

Collection from School:

  • Please collect your child promptly at the end of the school day or from any after school activity. If you are late for collection please go to the school office.

If you are running late or unavoidably detained, please keep the school office informed.

Collection Arrangements

Please inform the school office at the start of the school day if there are any changes to your regular pick up arrangements, this can be done by writing directly into your child’s contact book, or via email admin@northealing.ealing.sch.uk

Please only contact the school office if your arrangements have been changed in an emergency. This minimises the disruption caused to the children’s learning as all-new arrangements have to be telephoned through to the class.

Mixing and hubs

The restrictions regarding the year group hubs will be lifted when we return to school. Following government guidance to schools over the summer, if there is an outbreak in school, or locally, it may be necessary to reintroduce hubs or to keep groups apart again for a temporary period to reduce the transmission rates.

Track and trace

Schools will no longer be expected to trace close contacts. As with positive cases in any other settings, NHS Test and Trace will work with the positive case to identify close contacts and will suggest that contacts carry out a PCR test. We do suggest that you continue to do lateral flow tests before returning to school on Monday 6th September 2021.

School office

The school office will remain closed to visitors without appointments. Communication with the school by email is preferable although telephone lines will be open until 4.30 pm daily. We will be increasing the number of onsite meetings that parents might attend based on infection and transmission rates.

Uniform

The North Ealing uniform should be worn at all times. Please refer to the school uniform list below.

  • No jewellery should be worn other than religious jewellery or SMALL stud or sleeper earrings for pierced ears
  • Wristwatches may be worn (no Smartwatches)
  • Long hair should be tied back

Nursery

  • Navy blue school logo sweatshirt, navy tracksuit trousers, white polo shirt, black trainers.

Reception

  • Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress with grey socks/tights, white polo shirt, navy blue school logo sweatshirt, black trainers.
  • Summer uniform – grey shorts with grey socks or summer dress (blue/white checks or stripes) with white socks and black trainers.

Years 1 – 6

  • Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress with grey socks/tights. White buttoned shirt, school tie and grey jumper/cardigan.
  • Summer uniform – grey shorts with grey socks or summer dress (blue/white checks or stripes) with white socks and black trainers

Shoes (Nursery – Year 6)

  • Children are required to wear black trainers without logos.
  • Trainers must be worn for the daily mile.
  • Children should not wear open-toed sandals or Crocs.

A small selection of plain black trainers are available from our school uniform shop, Juniper (details are on the school website)

P.E. Kit

  • Navy shorts, yellow school logo T-shirt and black trainers – all in a labelled bag.
  • School logo sweatshirt and plain navy tracksuit trousers may be worn for outdoor games in winter.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S NAME IS ON EVERY ITEM OF SCHOOL CLOTHING, LUNCH BOXES, BOOK BAGS AND WATER BOTTLES.

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