School Day

The usual timings

8:45                  Doors open (Years 3-6)

8:50                  Doors open (Years R-2)

8:50                  Morning session starts

9:00                  Gates locked (all children in class)

11:50-12.50      Lunchtime (Year R)

12:00-1:00        Lunchtime (Years 1-6)

1:00                  Afternoon session starts

3:00                  Gates unlocked

3:10                  Afternoon session ends (Year R)

3:15                  Afternoon session ends (Years 1-6)


All children must meet certain expectations of punctuality. The school day starts at 8.50am with children expected to arrive no later than 8.55am to ensure a prompt start to the day.

If a child arrives after 9am, an “unauthorised absence” will be recorded for one session.


Independence for Key Stage 2

Pupils in Key Stage 2 (i.e. Years 3-6) can be sent into class on their own in the mornings from the school gates / local roads, and staff will let children out at the end of the day independently. We would obviously still expect a responsible adult to meet the children, and it remains parental responsibility to make sure that children get to the classroom and are collected at the end of the day safely.

If this is not yet appropriate for your child, then please feel free to continue to drop off your child at the classroom door in the mornings, and collect them from there in the afternoons.

Further information can be found in the letter below:

Drop off and pick up procedures


Playground and Trim Trail

Children must not cycle or scoot on the paths or playgrounds at the start or end of the day. This includes younger siblings using bikes and scooters and will help us to keep everybody safe. Bikes and scooters should be stored in one of the designated storage shelters.

Children must not use any of the Trim Trail equipment before and after school. This equipment can only be used during school hours when supervised by members of Cornerstone staff.

Years R-2 children can only use the equipment located in the Key Stage 1 (i.e. Years R-2) playground and should only go to the height indicated by the green ribbons on the Climbing Pyramid and Net Wall.

The Monkey Bars can only be used by Years 3-6, and should only be used by one child at a time.

We would also ask that all families have left the playground by 3.30 pm to allow clubs and Time Out to use the outside space. However, you are very welcome to stay and watch if your child is taking part in a club.