School times

We look forward to welcoming everyone into school promptly at the start of the school day. Thank you for your support.

TimeEvent
7:45amBreakfast club opens
8.40amGates open (please supervise your child until they line up)
8:45amChildren line up and teachers take classes into school from the playground
8:50amSchool day starts and register taken
8:55amGates and register close (8:56am onwards will be recorded as a ‘late’ mark)
3:30pmSchool day ends
3:40pmGates close
5:30pmAfter-school club ends
School day times

16/06/2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

Attendance and timings of the school day.

In March 2022, The Schools’ White Paper set out the government’s expectation that all schools should offer a minimum school week of 32.5 hours by September 2023. This equates to 6.5 hours per day. In preparation for this, from Monday 26th June 2023, we are revising the timings of the school day (see timings above).

If you arrive at school once the gates have closed, you will need to use the buzzer to contact the school office, access the school site via the pedestrian gate and escort your child to the front door. You will then be greeted by Mrs Timmins and a late mark will be recorded. Please be assured, we are aware that sometimes things happen that are out of our control resulting in an occasional late; the purpose of recording a late
mark is just to ensure that this doesn’t become a regular occurrence resulting in lost learning time.

Attendance

The Department for Education has also published a document titled ‘Working together to improve school attendance and punctuality’ with the aim of reducing the number of unauthorised absences and late marks recorded in schools. As a result we are required, as a school, to enforce more stringent processes and action in response to unauthorised absences, including lateness. We felt that this information was especially important given our amendments to timings for the day as outlined above. Please be assured that any steps we do take will be done in the spirit of improving attendance and punctuality to ensure the children of Corbett are able to engage fully with the curriculum. I will be sending you further information about our attendance policy soon.

Safety

As there is limited parking available outside school, please ensure that you leave enough time to arrive to collect your child promptly. There may be space available at the Red Lion for parking, which is only a short walk away. They have kindly agreed that we can use any free spaces in their car park. Please can we also remind you that there should be no parking on the yellow lines outside the school gate to help keep the children safe. When arriving to collect your child, please space out and stand on the playground where your child’s teacher can see that you have arrived to collect your child. This makes it easier for them to hand children over efficiently and safely. Once your child has been handed over to you by their teacher at the end of the day, they become your responsibility and should remain under your supervision until they leave the school site.

Thank you for your support,
Mrs E Jones
Headteacher

EventDate(s)
School opensMonday 8th April
PTA movie night (Pizza and Popcorn)Friday 19th April
Reception and Year 6 measurement checks
Year 6 healthy eating talk
Thursday 1st May
PTA sweet saleFriday 3rd May
Year 6 SATsMonday 13th to Friday 17th May
Ice-cream saleFriday 17th May
PTA Break the Rules Day!Thursday 23rd May
Break up for half-termFriday 24th May
Inset day; school closed for pupilsMonday 3rd June
School opensTuesday 4th June
Samosa sale for EidFriday 14th June
Small School Sports DayWednesday 19th June (morning)
Class and group photosWednesday 26th June
Corbett Sports DayWednesday 3rd July (1:30pm)
Year 6 ProductionWednesday 10th July (2:00pm & 6:00pm)
Back up Sports DayThursday 11th July (1:30pm)
Leavers’ Awards (parents welcome)Wednesday 17th July (2:00pm)
Music concert for drums, brass and guitarsThursday 18th July (10:00am)
Leavers’ party on school field; whole school welcomeThursday 18th July
Leavers’ & Key Stage 2 service at Holy Cross ChurchFriday 19th July (TBC)
Break up for summer holidaysFriday 19th July
Summer term 2024

Summer term 2024

  • Term starts: Monday 8th April
  • May Day: Monday 6th May
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May
  • Inset: Monday 3rd June
  • Term ends: Friday 19th July
  • Inset: Monday 22nd July
  • Summer holiday: Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

Autumn term 2024

  • Insets: Monday 2nd September & Tuesday 3rd September
  • Term starts: Wednesday 4 September
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November
  • Term ends: Friday 20 December
  • Christmas holiday: Monday 23rd December to Friday 3rd January

Spring Term 2025

  • Term starts: Monday 6th January
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February
  • Term ends: Friday 11th April
  • Easter holiday: Monday 14th April to Friday 25th April
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday 20th April

Summer term 2025

  • Term starts: Monday 28th April
  • May Day: Monday 5th May
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 26th May to Friday 30th May
  • Term ends: Friday 18th July
  • Inset day: Monday 21st July
  • Summer holiday: Tuesday 22nd July to Friday 29th August

Two further inset days are to be confirmed.