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AllertonChurch of England Primary School

Believe In Excellence

School Day

Structure and timings of the school day

The school week is 32.5 hours.

Start times

  • 08:40   3YO Nursery (AM, MTW, WTF, 30 hours or FT), Reception, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

  • 08:45   2YO Nursery, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3

  • 11:55   3YON (pm)


  • Nursery Lane Gate opens at 08:30 as it takes longer to walk down the path.

  • Lingfield Approach gate and the internal Nursery Lane gate both open at 8.35am for the children to enter the playground.

  • Both gates will be locked at 08:55 to allow parents time to leave the site.

  • Parents can drop siblings off at the same time, at the earliest drop off for their year group.

  • Reception parents can bring the children on to the playground for the first half term, to settle and get used to routines if needed. 

  • From October half term, Reception children line up with a member of staff or can come on site with their siblings.

  • Pupils come on to site independently, as this worked really well last year.

  • Please do not block the paths outside the school whilst waiting for the gates to open.


End of School

  • 11:45     2 YO Nursery

  • 11:40     3YO Nursery (AM)

  • 14:40     3YO Nursery (30 hours and FT)

  • 14:55     3YO Nursery (PM)

  • 15:00      Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 

  • 15:10      Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6


  • Systems remain the same, with siblings going home together at the later time.
  • Children will go home either via the Nursery Lane Gate, Lingfield Approach gate or walk home on their own. (UKS2)
  • Parents pick up in the coloured fenced area, with their child's class colour. This will be on the first newsletters as a reminder.


The total time of the school week is at least 32.5 hours.

Getting to school


To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations.


Alternatively, we have bike-racks which are lockable and encourage children to come by bike or scooter.


If you do need to travel by car, please park in the Park and Ride next to Allerton High School. Alternatively, in the car park at the Lingfield Centre, when it is available.

Car Park Gate Closing Times

Parents or carers with a blue badge are able to park in the car park for drop off and pick up. 

The gates will be closed to all traffic between 08:25 - 08:50 to enable safe dropping off of pupils.

This will be the same 14:35-15:15. 


Please do speak to the admin team, or a member of SLT, if you need to arrange a different drop off time should this cause an issue for you.

Changes to pick up arrangements

If you need to make a one off change to the collection arrangements for your child, please contact the office. We need 24 hours notice ideally unless an absolute emergency.