Dogmersfield C.E (Aided) Primary School

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The School Day

The School operates a three session day, with children being given one morning break and a break for lunch.

Arriving at school – drop off and go

School gates are open for children to be dropped off at the gate 08:30. All gates close promptly at 08:45. All children must be in class for registration at 08:45.There is an opportunity to briefly talk to class teachers in the school playground after school has finished and if you need to discuss any issues with the class teacher in depth, please make an appointment to do so via the school office.It is our policy that parking in the school grounds is strictly for staff only. Parents are not permitted to use the school car park at any time, including for early morning and after school clubs. All parents are reminded that the main school gates form the access route for emergency services and should not be obstructed at any time.


Leaving School

Part of our responsibility is to ensure that children leaving school do so safely and in most cases this requires that we direct and observe the departure of children on the playground at the end of the school day.In order to help us safely and effectively manage this process, we ask that parents wait a good distance from the school building. This will allow teachers to bring children onto the playground and have a clear view of waiting parents. Please wait for your child’s class teacher to send your child to you, rather than move toward the remainder of the class, which makes it difficult for us to manage children and identify waiting parents.If you would like to allow your Year 5 or Year 6 child to walk to the pub independently, please complete the permission form. 

  • 08:45 : Session 1
  • 10:30 : Morning Break
  • 10:45 : Session 2
  • 12:00 : Lunch Break
  • 13:00 : Session 3
  • 15:15 : School Ends

Session 1 includes registration, as described below in an extract from our Absence Policy.



This process is undertaken electronically. The procedure for daily school registration is outlined below. The register is a legal document and may be used as evidence in a Court of Law.

Registers should be accurate and completed on-line.

Any alterations must be unambiguous.

Children must not mark the register under any circumstances.

Morning registration

Drop off:

School starts for all children at 8.30am

All gates are opened at 8.30am when school starts, children enter and go directly to their classes to start the school day promptly and be registered by 8.45 (children not in class for registration will be marked as late)

Children may enter the school grounds through either gate.

Staff members to be on duty at each door to greet the children at at 8.30am.

All gates will close promptly at 8.45am.

Children arriving after this time must go to the school office

Morning registration will take place at 8.45am

Children arriving after 8.45am will be marked as late.


Afternoon registration

Afternoon registration for all years will take place at 1.00pm


School ends at 3.15pm

All gates will open at 3.15pm and you may enter the school grounds and remain only on the playground.

Staff will lead children to the playground to be collected.

All gates will close promptly at 3.30pm.