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Our School Day

Arriving at and Leaving School


In school the morning session begins at 8.50 a.m. The doors to school are opened at 8.40a.m. and children may enter school at this time. Between 8.40a.m. and 8.50a.m. they will be supervised by Teaching Assistants.

School finishes for lunch at 11.45a.m. for Reception children, 12 noon for KS1 children and 12.15p.m. for KS2 children.

The afternoon session begins at 12.45p.m. for Reception children and 1p.m for Ks1 and KS2. School finishes at 3p.m.

In Nursery the morning session begins at 8.30a.m and finishes at 11.30a.m.

The afternoon session begins at 12.30p.m and finishes at 3.30p.m.

Time Keeping

The school is unable to supervise or watch over the safety of children who arrive at school early. Please do not send your children to school before 8.30a.m. unless they are attending Breakfast Club.

Arriving at school late causes difficulties for the class teacher, who must then go over work again, for the secretary who must remark registers and alter dinner numbers, but mostly for your child, who has to enter a class that is already at work. We therefore appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that your child is ALWAYS on time for school, 8.50a.m. for the morning session and 1p.m. for the afternoon session.

If your child is regularly late for school our Parent Support Advisor and Education Welfare Officer will be asked to take appropriate action.

It is also very important that children are collected promptly at 3p.m.Children in Reception and KS1 will need to be collected each evening at 3p.m. by someone over the age of 16. We will not allow children to go with anyone who we believe to be younger. If parents/ carers find this difficult, they should discuss this with the Head Teacher.

Family Holidays

It is important that all children access their full entitlement to school, therefore we ask you to restrict all family holidays to within the school holiday periods.

Holidays taken inside school terms will be marked as unauthorised attendance except in exceptional circumstances.

Useful Contact Information

Useful Addresses and Telephone Numbers

Thorntree Academy

The Greenway





Tele: 01642 242309


Chair of Governors: Mrs C. Barnett 

C/o Thorntree Academy

Executive Director of Wellbeing, Care and Learning: 

Ms Eleni Ioannides

PO Box 69

Vancouver House

Gurney Street



Tele: 01642 729500

Education Social Welfare 

Mrs L. Mitchell 

Tele: 01642 201846

Director of Education

Andrea Williams

PO Box 501

3rd Floor

Vancouver House



North East Partner School
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
IQM Inclusive School Award
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

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.