Useful Information

Timings of the School Day

Start – 8.55am
End –  3.15am

Year 3 & 4 children enter via the pedestrian gate.

Year 5 & 6 children enter via the Cycle Gate where they can walk/cycle/scoot home (provided we have permission from parents) or be collected.

A member of staff will be at the inside gate to welcome the children and also see them safely off site onto the playground, where they will line up before being collected by their class teachers.

Please note parents collecting from Year 5/6 gate can wait inside the cycle gate around by the cycle rank at a social distance please. Children walking home independently or met at a distance away from the school will be let out first .


Children should come to school dressed in PE Kit on their P.E. days  Pupils will stay in their PE kits all day they will not need to change.

Year Group 3 Thursday & Friday
Year Group 4 Monday & Tuesday
Year Group 5 Monday & Wednesday
Year Group 6 Tuesday & Friday

PE Kit consists of: House colour T shirt, Shorts, School Jumper, Jogging Bottoms and Trainers (black)

Your child will only need to bring the following things into school:

• A water bottle (there will not be drinking cups in classrooms and the water fountains on the playground will be out of use)
• A packed lunch (if they have one)
• A hat and sunscreen (if weather permits use)
• A coat (thinking about those summer thunderstorms that usually occur around 3pm!)


The School Day


Morning: Children should wait in the areas outside the classroom not on the steps or playground before the doors to the cloakroom open at 8.40am. Our cloakrooms are small so please let your child go into the cloakrooms by themselves, a member of staff will be in the cloakroom area should you wish to convey a message to staff. There will also be a member of staff on duty outside who can also convey messages to the office or class teachers.


For parents who need to leave their child earlier than 8:40am please pay for your child to attend Morning Club with Mr Willard. Please contact the school office for further information.


Register is taken 8.55am: So please make sure your child is in school by 8.55am, after this time please report to the school office to be marked in and lunch order taken. Please make every effort to be punctual as 5 minutes late on a regular basis can build up quickly and have a negative effect on your child’s start to the school day.

Doors Open

8.40am – 8.55am

Doors Close



8.55am – 9.00am

Lesson 1

9.00am – 9.30am

Usually reading and intervention time

Lesson 2

9.30am – 10.30am


10.30am – 10.45am

Lesson 3

10.45am – 12.15pm


11.45am – 12.15pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday


12.15pm – 1.15pm

Lesson 4

1.15pm – 2.15pm

Lesson 5

2.15pm – 3.15pm

School Finishes


We appreciate that a number of families have children at Hillshott, so we will not let children leave in Year 3 and Year 4 until we can see a parent or carer (or we know that the child is meeting a parent/carer at a designated meeting point).

However, if parents have not arrived by 3.30pm children will be taken to the office & library area to await collection.

Please enter the school by the School Office after 3.30pm if you are collecting children.

Year 5 and year 6 children do not have to be met and can leave school unaccompanied to meet parents outside school grounds or walk home in preparation for secondary school.

f collection arrangements for your child change during the day please let the school office know before 3pm so the message can get to the staff and child.

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eSafety support for parents. Click on link below to view details on how to make your computer and tablets safe for your children to use.


Letchworth & Baldock Children’s Centre Group – Pre-School Learning Alliance

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