Term Dates and School Times

Term Dates for the Year Ahead

The following Term Dates lists main Holiday Dates, End and Start of Term Dates and Teacher Training/Inset Days.

Inset Days for 2017-2018

  • 1st September 2017 (WCC set day) 
  • 20th October 2017
  • 5th January 2018 (WCC set day)
  • 16th April 2018
  • 8th June 2018

Inset Days for 2018-2019

  • Monday 3rd of September 2018
  • Monday 5th of November 2018
  • Monday 7th of January 2019 **
  • Monday 29th  of April 2019
  • Monday 22nd of July 2019**

** are W.C.C. set days, the other 3 are of the school choosing. Please put the dates in your advanced diaries. 

School Times

Infants - Reception Class or Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2)

  • 8.55 am to 12.00 noon
  • 1.00 pm to 3.15 pm

Juniors - Key Stage 2 (Years 3,4,5,6)

  • 8.55 am to 12.20 noon
  • 1.20 pm to 3.20 pm

Hours of Tuition

The time devoted to teaching in a normal school week (excluding registration, assemblies, mid-session breaks and lunchtimes is:

  • 21 hours INFANTS (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)
  • 23.5 hours JUNIORS (Key Stage 2)

Entering the School Grounds

St. Mary’s School Car Park is for the use of staff only. Parents – please use the community car park at the top of Pool Road.

PLEASE  NOTE  - The leisure centre car park is not to be used by parents for drop off or pick-ups.

For your own safety, please do not cross St. Mary's staff car park when walking into or out of the school grounds. Please use the central footpath leading to the school's main entrance doors from Pool Road.

Arrivals

All pupils (both Key Stages) must be delivered to the front Infants Playground as the gate to the Junior Playground (on the left) is security code locked throughout the day.

Children in Key Stage 1 classes will be received by their class teachers at their respective doorways. Children in Key Stage 2 should follow the footpath around the rear of the building and wait in the Key Stage 2 playground for the bell to ring.

Children should not be left unsupervised on the school site before 8.45 am.

The gate to the infants playground will be security code locked at 9.00 am. Children arriving late are to be delivered to the front office. Please ring the reception foyer bell and a member of staff will let pupils in. All lateness will be recorded.

Departures

At the end of the school day Key Stage 1 pupils will remain with their class teacher. Teachers will hand-over pupils to their respective parent or representative only. Pupils should be collected at 3.15 pm from the front playground – class room doorways.

At the end of the school day Key Stage 2 pupils should be collected at 3.20 p.m. and will be released into the front playground for parental or representative collection.

Teachers must be notified if other family members or friends will be collecting a pupil.

Any child not collected will be brought back into school for their own safety. Please telephone the school if you are to be delayed.

  • St Mary's RC Catholic Primary School
  • Ofsted
  • International School Award
  • Eco-Schools
  • Green Tree Schools
  • The Forest School
  • Rainbows
  • Healthy School
  • BDA Quality
  • NACE, National Association for Able Children in Education
  • Little Oaks