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School Day

School Opening Hours

Overfields Primary School is open to pupils from 8.45 am to 3.15 pm. This provides a total opening time for pupils of 32.5 hours per week.

Arriving at School

Children should arrive between 8.30am and 8.40am, lined up ready for 8.45am.

As the playground is only supervised from this time, please ensure your child does not arrive before 8.30am. There is no formal supervision from staff until the doors are opened. 

Children are not permitted to use the playground equipment, including wooden activity trails and tyres without staff supervision. It should not be used by children under the supervision of their parents or carers.  We also ask that no balls are brought onto the school site and that everyone using a scooter or bicycle dismounts at the gate. The safety of our families, pupils and staff is our prime concern.

Please note that after 8.50am, the Site Manager will close the school gates.

Late Arrivals

Once doors have closed , all children arriving after 8.50am will need to be brought to the main reception by an adult to be signed in and will be registered as late. This will appear on your child’s attendance record. Please try to ensure your child arrives on time.

Our School Day

Children should be lined up on their playgrounds for 8.45am.

The register is taken in classes at 8.50am

Morning break is at 10.30 am

Reception class have lunch between 11.50 am and 12.50 pm

Key Stage 1 and 2 have lunch between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm

The school day ends at 3.15 pm

Pupils in Year 5 & Year 6 may walk home without an adult once appropriate consent has been received.

Our morning Nursery sessions is from 8.30 am – 11.30 pm

The afternoon Nursery session is from 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm


If your child is ill please contact the school office (01642 314548) to let us know the reason for absence and possible duration. We can then authorise the absence. School operate a ‘first day call’ policy whereby if your child is absent and we have not heard from you, the office will phone contact numbers to find out the reason for absence, 

If your child has an appointment during the school day you will need to sign them out at the school office when you collect them. Pupils should return to school after their appointment where possible.

School are unable to authorise holidays due to Department for Education Legislation.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.