Our School day
Welcome to Albourne CE School. We want parents and children to feel confident about joining our school, and this will be helped by knowing about the school routines and timings. Please ask at the office if you have any concerns or want to know more about how things happen at Albourne - Mrs Foxton is always ready to answer queries, however small.
If it is a question about something in class, a message can be passed on to the class teacher, or an appointment made at the end of a school day. (the start of the day is a busy time for teachers as they welcome children into the classroom)
Our breakfast club is available every morning from 7.45am, and is run by Albion in the community for all ages. See the section on Extra-curricular activities for more details.
The school gate opens each morning at 8.45am, and children are welcomed into school between 8.45 and 8.55 am. The Head teacher or another member of staff is always outside to make sure everyone comes in safely, and to take any messages. The office staff are also available at this time.
Children should bring their book bags daily, and will be given an Albourne reading record book in the first few weeks of school. They also need a water bottle, and when the weather is hot a sunhat is useful.
Playtime is at 10.10am; children in reception class use their own outside area throughout the day when they first start school, but will join the older children for play later in the year.
Lunchtime for reception children is at 12 o'clock, and begins at 12.15pm for all other classes. All children in KS1 (the first three years of school life) are able to have a free hot school meal, which is served by our Chartwells staff in the school hall. However, they can bring a packed lunch if they prefer.
When they have finished lunch, children go out to play until 1.15. There are always plenty of adults outside to ensure they play safely and are supervised. Our responsible older pupils enjoy looking after the younger children at lunchtimes and around school.
School ends at 3.25pm. The side gate is opened at 3.20pm to allow parents and carers to wait outside the classroom doors in order to meet their children.
In KS1 teachers will ensure that a child's parents can be seen before they leave the classroom. All of our children are taught that if they can't see 'their' adult then they should come to the school office and wait safely until someone comes to collect them.