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New & Prospective Families Info

You are always welcome to come and have a tour of school. This is usually with the Headteacher and you will meet as many staff as possible during your visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you need help with any of these, just ring the Office  01364  643304

1. What do I have to do to get my child into Buckfastleigh Primary School?

You have to apply through Devon County Council Admissions online

2. My child has a place, what are the 'Getting to know school' events planned for Summer 2020?

We will confirm 'Story and Singing' dates and arrangements at the end of March. These dates will be put on to the  Parent and Carer calendar on this website. Staff from school will try to visit new children in their nurseries where possible.

3. What are the arrangements for Reception starters?

In the first week of school in September, your child will be invited to attend mornings and go home before lunchtime. In the second week, we would expect all children to attend full time. If you feel that your child will be happy with full time from the first day, then just let us know and we will make those arrangements.

Parents and carers are welcome to come in and help with coats and bags as children settle in.  Over the course of the year, it is good for the children to become more independent with this.

4. What time does school start and end and where do parents/carers go?

Our School days runs from 8:45am to 3:20pm.  Read below for a more detailed outline of the day.

8:30am - Gates are opened

8:35am - Doors are open.  A member of staff will be on each door to welcome children at the start of the day.

8:45-8:55am - Registers completed by class teachers.  Doors are closed at 8:55am and parents should have left the school building.  Anyone arriving after this time must go to the school office.

9:00am - Session 1

10:00-10:20am - Assembly

10:20-10:40am - Playtime

10:40-12:15am - Session 2

12:15-1:15pm - Lunchtime

1:15-3:20pm - Sessions 3 and 4

3:30pm - End of school day

 

Our school day ends at 3:20 pm and all children must be picked up from their class teacher unless we have permission from a parent/carer.

Reception Class are picked up from the doors beside their outdoor area near the Garden.

Year 1 are picked up from the doors outside their classroom near the Garden.

Year 2 come out of the Key Stage 1 doors on the front playground.

All Key Stage 2 classes leave through the doors by the hall.