The school day begins when the pedestrian gates open at 8:45 am. Senior staff are on duty at the gate (at which time the vehicular access gate to the school car park is closed and remains so until the end of the school day). Chldren go straight to their classroom – staff are at the class gates to greet children in Foundation and Class 1.
We have a mid-morning break between 10.30 am and 10.50 am and a lunch-break between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm.
Afternoon school ends at 3.15 pm and Activity Clubs normally end between 3.45 pm and 4:15 pm. The school gates are opened at 3:10. Children in Foundation, years 1 and 2 are collected from their classroom. Children in Years 3 to 6 are collected from the KS2 playground. Years 5 and 6 are able to walk home unaccompanied provided that we have received parental consent to do so.
During the mid-morning break children supervised in the playground by teachers and teaching assistants. During the lunch hour they are looked after by mid-day supervisors and teaching assistants, under the direction of the headteacher.
In a typical week, this equated to 32.5 hours
Wrap Around Care
The Barn Breakfast Club operates from 8 am to 8.45 Monday to Friday. The cost is £5 per child and includes a healthy breakfast option. At 8.45, children in KS2 make their way to their classrooms to start the school day, whilst children in Foundation Class and KS1 are taken to their respective classrooms by a member of the staff from The Barn Team.
The Barn Afterschool Club operates from 3.15 pm to 6.00 pm Monday to Thursday and from 3.15 pm to 5.30 pm on Friday. The cost is £11 per child (£9 per sibling) and all children at £9 on Friday and includes a healthy snack.
The Supervisor for both clubs is Lauren Paton. She and all her staff are school employees and all work either in a classroom or teh school office as well as at The Barn.
School policies are followed at The Barn – Safeguarding, Behaviour, Health & Safety – if you would like a copy of a policy please contact the school office
To ask about availability at The Barn, please contact Laurn by email email@example.com
School hot lunches – choices for the main meal are either made by parents in advance using parentpay OR by the children in class each morning.
Lunches are cooked in our own kitchen and served between 12.00 pm and 12.30 pm in the school hall. The cost of a school lunch is £2.35. Meals must be paid for in advance. Payment is by Parentpay for payment of meals and school trips. Please contact the school office if you need any help or information.
All children in Foundation Class and KS1 are entitled to free school meals as part of government initiatives. Older children whose parents receive certain benefits (such as income support or jobseekers’ allowance) may also be entitled to free school meals. We are happy to advise parents who think their children may be entitled to free meals.
See the latest School Lunches Menu. The menu is based on a three weekly cycle and always includes both meat and vegetarian options. Friday is a meat free day.
Packed lunches are also eaten in the school hall. The school provides a glass of water. If soft drinks are included in a packed lunch, these should not be sent in glass containers. Milk can be ordered for those having packed lunches via Cool Milk.
As part of our healthy eating campaign only fresh fruit or vegetables are to be eaten at breaktime. Please do not send crisps, sweets, chocolate bars etc. to school
Fruit is provided for all Foundation and KS1 children free of charge and milk for FC children under 5 years of age. Parents of children aged 5 and over can order milk via Cool Milk.