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Our School Day

Start of the School Day

The main gates are opened at 8.30am. Children without siblings in Whitehall Infant School enter via our Whitehall Road gates. They walk themselves down the path on the field. Children with siblings in Whitehall Infant School may enter via the playground gate from Cowley Road. Children are expected to be in school by 8.45am when the class registers will be taken. All children arriving late must be signed into the main school office by an adult.

Our sessions:

Registration and early work: 8.45-9.00am
Morning: 9.00am – 12.15pm
Afternoon: 1.15pm – 3.15pm

Morning playtime
10.30am – 10.45am

12.15pm – 1.15pm

End of the School Day

At the end of the school day, our school gates open a couple of minutes before 3.10pm. Children are dismissed into the care of their parents by a member of staff on the field.  All parents are expected to complete a form, annually, which gives details of which adults have permission to collect their children. Children in Years 5 and 6 are allowed to walk home unaccompanied, providing written permission has been obtained by the Headteacher.  If parents need to notify school of any changes to collection arrangements in an emergency, they should telephone the school office, preferably before 2:30pm. 

Our school is open to pupils for 32.5 hours per week (compulsory hours) (8.45am - 3.15pm daily).

Our school opens to pupils from 7.30am (Breakfast Club) and closes to pupils at 5.15pm (this is the finish time for wraparound clubs (as of September 2024)) - a total of 48.75 hours per week.

Unauthorised cars are not allowed onto school grounds at any time.  Parents may park in the marked parking bays in neighbouring streets.

We have been advised by the council that parking in Cotswold Close is for residents only.