Orchard Park Community Primary School


School grounds open at 8:50 am


School starts at 9:00 am


Morning break for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (all classes) between 10:30 - 10:45 am


Lunch time for Key Stage 1 between 12:15 and 1:15 pm


Lunch time for Key Stage 2 between 12:30 and 1:15 pm


Afternoon break for Key Stage 1 only between 2:45 and 3:00 pm


School ends at 3:15 pm


Our staff act in a supervisory capacity for a period of 10 minutes before school begins. Children should not arrive any earlier than this as they will not be supervised. Please ensure that your child arrives promptly for the start of the school day.


All parents must accept responsibility for their child at the end of the normal school day. Children should be collected at the correct time. Older children, with permission from parents to walk home alone, should go straight home.


For safety reasons we ask all parents/carers to complete a form which outlines your child's going home arrangements. All staff at school are then fully aware of exactly who has permission to collect your child or if you permit your child to walk home alone, for example. Please click here for a copy of the 'Going Home Arrangements' form.


Children in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 should be collected from their classroom door. In the interests of security, please let your teacher know if there is any change in arrangements for picking your child up from school.


If parents are unexpectedly delayed they should contact the School Office with their alternative arrangements as soon as possible as it can sometimes cause the children undue stress and anxiety. The children concerned will be asked to wait in the area outside the School Office.


Cambridge Kids Club, who are based on the school site but operate independently, offer an after school club Monday to Friday from 3:15 - 6:00 pm. The children are collected from their classrooms and walk down to the club setting. If your child wishes to attend a school club, arrangements are in place for your child to be dropped off at Cambridge Kids Club when the club is finished.  Please telephone Cambridge Kids Club directly for further details

07960 412 716 or email [email protected].