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The School Day

At the beginning of the day

CPS automatic gates and the school entrance gates open at 8.40am for the children to enter in time for register between 8.45am and 8.55am. Learning begins at 8.45am.

Children arriving after 8.55am will enter via the Office and the Office team will mark them as present.

Children arriving after register, after 9.00am, will be marked in the register as late.

Children arriving after 9.30am will be marked as 'U' which is the unauthorised code and a reason will be noted in the register when they are signed in via the Office.


At the end of the day

The automatic gates open at 2.55pm ready for Acorn parents to collect their children at 3.00pm. Parents of Acorns finishing at 3.15pm alongside CPS parents are then allowed entry at 3.10pm to collect their children from their classrooms at 3.15pm.

The gates are locked at 3.30pm to maintain site security and the automatic gates reactivated.

Year 6 may choose to enter / leave via the Year 6 entrance on the Recreation Ground.


After School

There are a wide range of Clubs after the school day has ended which finish at various times between 4.15pm and 5.00pm.

Our wrap around provision, Clubland runs breakfast club from 7.30am and after school club until 6.00pm every school day.

Acorns Nursery offers wrap around care to nursery children from 7.30am and again until 6.00pm.


The length of the school week is a total of 32.5 hours, in line with Government expectations.

The CPS Office is manned from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The Car Park gates are locked at the beginning and the end of each day.