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Parkend Primary School

The small school with BIG ideas!

Opening Times

For safer entry and exit to the school during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that a parent or carer drop their child/ren off and collect them with social distancing in mind; masks may be worn when in the car park if parents wish.


Class 1 - doors are open from 8:45 for children to go straight into school.

Class 2 - the main door into school will be open from 9.00 (8:45 for siblings of class 1) for children to go straight into school.

Class 3 - the gate to the field will be open from 9.00 am for children to go straight into their classroom.


Siblings may be dropped off together.

The School Day & Safeguarding











There will be a member of staff on the playground at 8.50 am and the children will line up ready to go into school at 8.55 am.

8.50 am – 9.00 am
Arrival of Children


9.00 am


9.15 am
Registers close


10.45 am to 11.00 am


12.10 pm to 12.55 pm


2.15 pm to 2.30 pm
Playtime Reception, Years 1 & 2


3.00 pm
School finishes


Any pupils arriving late or being taken from school early must be signed in/out at the School Office.


At the end of the school day we ask parents to collect Class 1 children from their classroom door on the school yard.  Class 2 & 3 can be collected from the front door.


Parkend Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children.   Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working at the school. For more details, a copy of our Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy is available on the policy page or you can request a free copy from the school office.


School doors will be opened and a member of staff will be on duty in the playground from 8.50 am. Please note that there is no supervision before this time and pupils are encouraged not to arrive at school until 8.50 am.


In order to keep the children safe and secure during the day, all points of access to the building and yard are locked once the children have entered the school for registration.


All visitors to the school must report to the school office. Before authorised entry to the building, visitors must sign the register and are given a blue lanyard to wear. Governors wear red lanyards.


When playing outdoors during the day the children are supervised at all times by members of staff. In addition, both the playground and the school field have stone walls or sturdy fences to ensure security at all times.


Risk assessments are undertaken for each school trip and annual health and safety audits are carried out around the school by staff and governors.


There is a medium size school car park adjacent to both field and school. Parents and carers are encouraged not to park in the road and to accompany their children into and from school. When parking, please be considerate of our neighbours and other users of the roadway.