Our School Day
The School day at Whitfield Aspen School begins at 8:35am when the gates open for the children to play before school, registration follows for children in KS2 at 8:50am and then Special Provision, KS1 and Reception at 8:55am. Children who arrive after this time should report to the school office accompanied by their parent/carer.
Children in Year 1 and Year 2 have a morning break which begins at 10.30am and finishes at 10:45am, morning break for children in KS2 follows from
10:50am till 11:05am.
Children in Early Years, KS1, KS2, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have lunch at 12 noon this is followed by children in Years 3 to 6 whose lunch break begins at 12:15pm. Lunchtime ends at 13:15pm for all children.
Younger children Year 1, 2 have an afternoon playtime at 2.20pm and finishes at 2.30. Year 3 have an afternoon break in Term to help them in their transition period. Reception children have break times which are quite flexible.
Drop-off and Collection
The school day ends at 15:05pm for children in KS1 and Reception and 15:10pm for children in KS2. KS1 and Reception children will be escorted to the patio area by their class teacher to be collected by their parents. A child whose parents are not there at the end of the day will be taken back to the school office and wait to be collected. Children in KS2 make their own way from class to the patio area but should also return to the school office if nobody is there to collect them.
If your child is going to be collected by somebody other than yourselves please let the class teacher know as soon as possible.
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. If you do need to travel by car, please use the Village Hall car park and adjoining alleyway.