Shaw CE Primary For Parents

School Hours & Term Dates

Please note that children in all year groups must stay with an adult until they go into class unless parents have a prior agreement with the school that the child walks to school unaccompanied.

Morning Session9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Afternoon Session1:05 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

There is a 15-minute break mid-morning for all children and a short break in the afternoon for the younger children.

  • Breakfast club is available from 8am every morning and does not require pre-booking. Children should be brought to the main school door.
  • The school gates are opened at 8:30 a.m. for early risers. At this time, children must be signed in and are looked after under the shelter.
  • From 8:45 a.m., the gates are opened to everyone and children go directly to their classrooms. In their classrooms, they undertake quiet activities until the start of the school day at 9:00 a.m.
  • The school gates are locked at 9:00 a.m. to ensure that the site is secure. Latecomers must enter by the office entrance to be registered as late.
  • The gates re-open at 3:15 p.m. when parents gather in the playground to meet their children.
  • After school club runs from 3.15 to 6pm and can be booked via the school office.

Please note that we do not provide supervision for children before they get into class or after they are dismissed. Parents or carers are fully responsible for the behaviour and safety of their children at these times.

Please encourage your children to be punctual. This not only means they have an uninterrupted start to the day, but it is also a great habit which will help them later in life. Not too early, never late!

Term Dates 2020-21

Detailed below are the term dates for the 2020-21 school year. Please book family trips and holidays outside of school time. If you book a holiday during school time or need to register an absence for any other reason, please complete an Absence Request Form. Please be aware that you may be issued with a penalty notice of £60 per child, per parent, for time off taken during school time.

Term 12 September - 21 October
Term 23 November - 18 December
Term 35 January - 12 February
Term 423 February - 1 April
Term 519 April - 28 May
Term 67 June - 23 July

TD Days 2020-2021 (school closed for pupils)

  • Tuesday 1st September 2020
  • Monday 2nd November 2020
  • Monday 4th January 2021
  • Monday 22nd February 2021
  • Monday 5th July 2021

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