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Northmead Junior School

Northmead Junior School

School Day

Walking to school

Starting & Finishing Times

As explained in the communication with parents last summer term, we will continue to stagger the finish times for years 3 & 4 and 5 & 6. You are welcome to bring your child down into the playground in the morning and to meet them there at the end of the day. We would ask you to remain mindful of social distancing. There will be plenty of staff around to remind children where to go.

Year 3 – Gates open 8:30/ Start 8:50am / Finish 3:05pm

Year 4 - Gates open 8:30/ Start 8:50am / Finish 3:05pm

Year 5 - Gates open 8:30/ Start 8:50am / Finish 3:15pm

Year 6 - Gates open 8:30/ Start 8:50am / Finish 3:15pm

Absence Reporting

If your child is absent, please ensure you report this at your earliest convenience.

To report illness, it is useful to use the studybugs app, this is a free app, or you can register on the Studybugs website -

For all other absences please phone the school absence line on 01483 529889 and leave a message detailing why your child is absent.

P.E Days.

We would like to continue the current practice of children wearing their PE kit into school on the day they have their PE lessons. This reduces the amount of PE time being wasted and also makes sure everyone has their PE kit for the lesson!

PE days will be as follows: Monday - Year 4, Tuesday - Year 5, Wednesday - Year 3, Thursday - Year 6.


We will continue with children playing with their year group supervised by their teaching assistants. Children eat their lunch, whether a school lunch or packed lunch, in our dining room.   

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