The academy gates open at 8.45am and pupils can come straight into the academy at that time. Key Stage 2 (junior) children come into and leave the academy through the large playground with access via the gate on Eddish Road and Ridpool Road.

Key Stage 1 children use the entrance on Hurstcroft Road and access the playground via the link. Your child must be brought to and collected from the correct playground or entrance by a named adult with a password for children in Year 2 and below.

Older children may go home alone if permission is given in writing. The gates open at 3.00pm to allow parents access to the playgrounds to wait for their children.

Staff are around at the beginning and end of day if you want to speak to someone about your child. We ask that longer conversations are kept until the evening or an appointment made so that lessons can beginning on time and our full attention given to our conversation with you.

The academy does not allow dogs, smoking, use of bicycles or balls on the grounds at the beginning and end of day. We expect everybody to behave in an appropriate manner and bad language and aggressive behaviour are not acceptable.

Collection of children at the end of the academy day must be done promptly. If for any reason you anticipate being delayed in the collection of your child please ring the academy to let us know. If you have not collected your child within an hour the academy will contact Social Services in line with our Attendance and Punctuality policy.

Updated January 2019