Frequently Asked Questions

What time does school start?

Gates open at 8.35am and close at 8.45am.

What time does school finish?

School finishes at 3:15pm for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & Year 2)

School finishes at 3:30pm for Key Stage 2 (Year 3, 4, 5 & 6)

What gates do I collect my child from at the end of the day?

EYFS are collected from the ‘Early Years Gate’ at 3:15pm

Year 1 are collected from the ‘South East Gate’ at 3:15pm

Year 2 are collected from the ‘Main Gate’ at 3:15pm

Year 3 are collected from the ‘South East Gate’ at 3:30pm

Year 4 are collected from the ‘Wade’s Place Gate’ at 3:30pm

Year 5 are collected from the ‘Main Gate’ at 3:30pm

Year 6 are collected from the ‘Main Gate’ at 3:30pm

Can my child walk to school alone?

No, children must be accompanied by an adult. This includes Year 6

What do I do if my child has lost a piece of clothing?

Parents must either sew a name label into all clothing or write the child’s name in indelible ink. If an item goes missing your child must inform the class teacher and/or class teaching assistant and look in the lost property. We will do our utmost to find lost items but we are unable to provide a replacement.

Can my child bring toys in to school?

No, we normally discourage toys or collectables (e.g. football cards) being brought to school, unless the class teacher has specifically requested that they do. Please always check with the class teacher.

What should I do if I think my child is being bullied?

Advise your child to speak to an adult in the school. This can be any member of staff that they feel comfortable with. You may also wish to support your child by talking to the teacher with your child. We would encourage that they report any incident to the class teacher as they can observe behaviour during lessons and advise lunchtime staff as necessary. We take accusations of bullying very seriously and any incidents are dealt with appropriately and with speed.

What is the best time to talk to the teacher if I have a question?

If you wish to speak to a class teacher, you can phone the school office to arrange an appointment. Teachers are also available at the end of the school day, so you can ask them any general questions.

If you wish to have a confidential conversation with a teacher, we would recommend that you phone the school office and book an appointment, as confidential issues should not be discussed during drop-off or collection in front of others.

You can also email class teachers using the year group emails. These are:

nursery@olsj.co.uk

reception@olsj.co.uk

year1@olsj.co.uk

year2@olsj.co.uk

year3@olsj.co.uk

year4@olsj.co.uk

year5@olsj.co.uk

year6@olsj.co.uk

Is there before and after school provision?

We run and a breakfast club from 7:45am. We run After School Care from 3:30pm to 5:30pm We also run a selection of games and sports clubs after school.