The School Day

Returning in September 2021
Welcome back!

We are really looking forward to welcoming all children back to school – we have missed you even more than usual.

Staff have been working hard to make sure there is still a warm, nurturing and engaging welcome for you whilst keeping school and everyone in our community as safe as we can.

I hope you find the information on these pages helpful in terms of what we will be doing and what you can do to help keep everyone safe. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Mrs Ella Hughes

Arriving at school

When you arrive at school, you must take your child straight to their classroom door via the front or back playground. Please make sure your child has everything they need for the day e.g. packed lunch, swimming kit, PE kit, water bottle etc.

School Gates - Opening & Closing Times:

School gates open 08:30am

Classroom doors open 08:40am

Classroom doors close 08:50am

School gates close 08:50am

If you arrive to school with your child after 08:50, your child will be late for registration and the gates will be closed. You will have to report to the school office to sign in.

15:00 – 15:15     All gates are opened

15:15     Classroom doors are opened

15:20     Classroom doors are closed

Nursery Gates (Barlow Road Entrance)

11:15     Gate open for nursery AM pick up

11:35     Gate closed

12:10     Gate open for nursery PM drop off

12:30     Gate closed

Parents/carers will not be given access to inside the school grounds prior to the times above. If you arrive to collect/drop off your child for nursery, please wait and someone will come to the gates to greet you.

We hold many different clubs at school; both before and after school. The clubs have different finish times, so please ensure you check with your class teacher. You can find more information about our school clubs here or by calling the school office.


Attendance is one of our highest priorities at Chapel Street.

Children who have poor attendance and punctuality find it much harder to learn to read. This greatly affects their academic performance and results. We are encouraging all our families to work with us to try and improve your child’s attendance and punctuality at school.

From September, school attendance will be compulsory. Non-attendance will be recorded as unauthorised and could result in a fine from the Local Authority.

If your child has a high temperature, please keep them at home and inform school straight away. We will be able to give you the most up to date advice on what steps to take next in relation to coronavirus and testing.

If your child is not attending school for any other reason, you will need to ring the school office before 9am.


As of Monday 8th March 2021, most of our children and staff returned to school.

Should there be a need to revert to home (remote) learning again, the provision will continue to be blended, with paper based activities and online support through Class Dojo.

The following links provide useful information for our parents/carers:

Remote Learning (guidance valid from April 2021)

Class Dojo

Online Safety

You can also find out more about keeping your child safe online here.

School Meals

Mellors are our new school catering team. They will be providing healthy and nutritious meals for those children who have school dinners. You can find out more by visiting their website here.

Your child can have either a school dinner or bring a packed lunch from home. It is VERY important that school know if your child has any allergies or requires a special diet. Please always give us detailed information of any changes to your child's dietary or medical needs.

More information about school meals can be found on this page of our website: School Meals

Walking Home Alone

All children must be accompanied by a parent/carer both to and from school. If your child is in year 5 or 6, they can walk home alone but parents/carers MUST provide the school office with signed written permission.