The Federation of Church Schools of Shalfleet and Yarmouth

The School Day

Times of the Day

8.40am – Pupils are met in the playground by their teachers and brought into class ready for registration.

9.00am – Lessons start

10.00am – KS1 morning break

10.15am – KS2 morning break

12 noon – Lunch starts (KS1 lunch in hall then playtime / KS2 playtime then lunch in hall)

1.00pm – Lunch ends and lessons start

3pm – School finishes – Children are taken by the class teacher to the main playground ready to be collected.

Year 6 children are able to leave independently only if written permission has been received by the school.


We do ask you to ensure that your child is at school for our prompt start to the day at 08:40hrs as this will help your child to establish a routine that should stay with them throughout their school life. Any child entering school after pupils have been collected by teachers from the playground must be taken to the School Office. They can be then signed in the late book and taken to the classroom by a member of staff.

Please contact the school as soon as possible if your child is unwell (there is somebody on the premises from 08:00hrs each morning).  If we have not heard from you by 09:30hrs we will ring you to check the reason for absence as all absences, including late arrivals to school, have to be marked on your child’s record.

Research has shown that there is a direct link between attendance and attainment and this has led to government policy strongly discouraging time away from school where this is avoidable. Our attendance target is 96%.

Behaviour and Discipline

We have high expectations, and we promote the development of self-discipline and self esteem by:

providing good role models
promoting an environment of encouragement and praise
helping children to develop a respect for authority

The aim of our school is to encourage self discipline, courtesy respect and consideration for others. Positive praise and encouragement underpins all that we do in school. We instill in pupils that they alone are responsible for their choices and as a result of such choices there can be consequences.

We have a reward system across the school for courtesy, kindness, helpfulness and academic achievement . Pupils receive stickers, certificates, and catch me cards depending on their particular year group.

A weekly Collective Worship to celebrate both academic and pastoral achievement takes place. Teachers identify pupils for academic success – against their own standards or for supreme effort, persistence with work and good social skills.

Click to download – Acceptable Behaviour Statement


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