Deanesfield Primary School

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Back to School Update - Updated Drop-Off / Collection Times

Dear Parents/Carers,

As the drop off and collection of pupils is now flowing well, from next week onwards, Monday 21st September, we will be adjusting our start and end of day collection times for all our children in Reception – Year 6, which will now be a 15 minute window to minimise on lost teaching time.

Please be mindful that the gates will now close at 8.55am each morning, and the collection time will be between 3.15pm – 3.30pm. Our ongoing monitoring has indicated that the dropping-off/collection process only actually takes 10 minutes, so these updated arrangements will still provide everyone with plenty of time without having to rush.

Please do not arrive early to help avoid unnecessary queuing and congestion on the paths/pavements around the school. The weather has been glorious so far, but as we progress into the Autumn term, we need to ensure that we keep the flow of people moving along quickly so that children are not getting cold or wet whilst waiting to be collected.

Please remember:

-       Stay to the left-side and keep walking forward to ensure a smooth flow

-       Do not arrive before 8.40am / 3.15pm (3.30pm for Nursery)

-       Have your children ready with all their personal effects (bags/lunch etc) before arriving at the gate

-       All communications to staff should be made via the children’s Personal Organisers or via e-mail at

It will help us immensely if everyone in our school community follows this guidance, and we thank you in advance for your support.