The school day
The school day starts at 8.55 and finishes at 3.30. Lunchtime is from 12.00 to 1.00pm (1.15pm for Class 1).
School is open from 8.45am for children to come into class and complete early morning work. This is also a time for parents to be able to come into school to talk to class teachers and see their children’s work. The day is arranged into four learning sessions, with both a morning, and an afternoon break. Each day there is an act of worship involving all children, which is of a broadly Christian nature, and supports pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Collecting children from school
Parents collecting children from school need to park in the car park of the Three Horseshoes public house across the road. Please ensure that cars are parked carefully, so that customers are able to access the pub, and deliveries are not hampered. We open the gates to the main playground for Reception parents or those with babies and toddlers only at 3.20pm, in order to reduce the number of cars needing to park at the Three Horseshoes public house. All other children will need to be collected from the small playground, and leave school through the school garden at the front of school. Please, for safety, do not allow children to run around the playground, or leave via the main school playground, as it is a car park at this time. Parents using the playground for parking need to leave promptly so that after school sport activities can take place.
Parents should not park in the small staff car park, or outside school at any time, unless making appropriate use of disability parking. If Reception parents are unable to enter the school grounds, then please park in the Three Horseshoes car park so that the main road is not blocked up. Thank you for your understanding.
Parents of pupils attending Breakfast Club may park on the playground until 8.15am. After this time all parents must park in the Three Horseshoes car park to drop children off.
We ask that if your child is to be transported by school, or by another parent, for any reason, and they are under the legal height requirement, that you supply them with a booster seat when necessary. We will not be able to transport children without booster seats, if they are under the legal height required.
School Holidays and INSET
The school calendar follows the Derbyshire County Council’s term dates which are available here:
Applications for absence during term time are available on the Policies page of the website, as is a document explaining our school's attendance policy.
School INSET days for 2019-20 are:
September 3rd 2019
February 24th 2020
June 1st 2020
July 20th 2020
July 21st 2020
School dinners and other payments
School dinners are provided by Derbyshire County Council and cost £2.10 per day for KS2 pupils. School dinners are provided free of charge for all EYFS and KS1 pupils under the Government’s Universal Free School Meals scheme.
All other cheques should be made payable to Morley Primary School. Please hand all monies and letters to your child so that they can give them to their class teacher during registration so that class teachers are aware of payments into school. Thank you.