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Red Kite Learning Trust

For Parents/Carers

Our School Day

Children at Western access 32.5  hours per week.

At Western, we have staggered start and finish times to ease congestion in the playground. Gates will open at 8.40 a.m.





Start of day

End of day









8.45 a.m.



2.45 p.m. or

3.15 p.m.

(if last 30 mins has been booked)


Gates open from 8.40 and doors at 8.45 a.m. Doors close at 8.55.

Parents with older pupils wait with them in the playground after younger siblings have gone in.

Queue system.


Parents collect at either

2.45 p.m. or 3.15 p.m. if they have paid for the additional half hour session.

Gates open at 2.40 p.m. Queue system.





Reception & KS1






8.50 a.m.






3.20 p.m.


Gates open from 8.40 and doors from 8.45. Doors close at 8.55.

Parents with older pupils wait with them in playground after younger siblings have gone in.

No ball games. Queue system for EYFS. Separate entrances for Y1 and Y2.


Parents collect as normal in a queuing system.

Gates open at 3.10; doors open at 3.20.

Teaching staff available. Parents stand on astro in side playground if waiting for older siblings.








9.00 a.m.




3.30 p.m.


Doors open from 8.55 and close at 9.05. Y5/6 to walk round to concrete steps.


Class teacher to see children out at end of day.

Y5/6 to use separate staircase and walk round through playground.

Arriving at School

If your child arrives later than their start time, they must enter school through the front entrance and be signed in at the main office; this is extremely important should the school have to be evacuated in an emergency.

Pupils arriving after 9.45am will receive an absence mark. This absence will only be authorised by the school if there is an exceptional reason for the late arrival. The school has a legal responsibility to monitor and investigate lateness. Persistent latecomers will be referred to our Family Support Advisor and may be referred to the NYCC Education Welfare Team.

Collection at the end of the day

Teachers in Foundation Stage and Years 1 and 2 will not release children to anyone other than the parent/carer/family member who usually collects them if they have not been informed in advance.

If you arrange for someone else to collect your child, please let your child’s teacher know or phone the office so that the message can be passed on.

If someone else is collecting your child, whichever year group they are in, you only need to let school know if you think your child may have forgotten or if the arrangements have changed during the day and you would like us to let your child know. Please phone before 3pm if possible so that we can pass the message on.

Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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