Infant children start at 8.55a.m. and finish at 3.10p.m. (Reception children finish at 3.05p.m.)
Junior children start at 8.50a.m. and finish at 3.20p.m.
The lunch break is an hour for KS2 12:15-1:15 KS1 11:45-12.45. Children going home for their dinner should not return to school any earlier than 10 minutes before the end of lunchtime. If children leave school for appointments they unfortunately cannot return during the lunchtime due to fire regulations.
Infant children break times are 10.30am to 10.45am in the morning and may have an additional break in the afternoon.
Junior children have a morning break from 10.45am to 11am.
Staff are on duty 10 minutes before the start of the morning session and children may go to their classrooms then. Children should not be in school any earlier than this, unless they have been given permission to take part in a particular activity.
Infants must be collected from school at the end of the day. Junior children may have parents’ permission to go home alone. Please let us know by telephone if, because of exceptional circumstances, you are going to be late collecting your child from school.
September 2017 to July 2018
|AUTUMN||4th September 2017 – 20th December 2017|
|SPRING||2nd January 2018 – 29th March 2018|
|SUMMER||16th April 2018 – 20th July 2018|
|Autumn Half Term||23rd October 2017 – 29th October 2017|
|Christmas||21st December 2017 – 1st January 2018|
|Spring Half Term||12th February 2018 – 18th February 2018|
|Easter||30th March 2018 – 15th April 2018|
|May Day||7th May 2018|
|Summer Half Term||28th May 2018 – 3rd June 2018|
Non pupil days
Monday 4th September 2017
Monday 30th October 2017
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Thursday 19th July 2018
Friday 20th July 2018
Absence During Term Time
An application for a child’s leave of absence during term time is rarely granted and should only be requested in exceptional circumstances. A ‘Leave of Absence’ form can be requested from the school office. If your request is not granted then your child’s absence will be recorded as unauthorised and you may be issued with a Penalty Notice by the Local Authority.
All children are expected to attend school except when they are ill, in which case the child should be fully recovered before returning. Please telephone the school on the first day of absence and provide a details of the absence in writing immediately upon the child’s return to school. Please note that children should not attend school for 48 hours after vomiting or diarrhoea.
Being on time is important as the teaching day starts straight away. Children arriving after the electronic registration receive a late mark. Please ensure your child has enough time to unpack their kit into lockers etc. and arrive in class in time for the start of the day. Please be punctual in arranging collection of you child at the end of the day, unfortunately we cannot supervise uncollected children in reception.
School Meals and Packed Lunches
Any child who is in full-time attendance can stay in school for a midday meal to find out more about Havering School Catering click here. To order dinner tickets please call 01708 433119 between 9 .30am – 5.30pm. Click here for Allergy information.
Provision is made for those children whose parents wish them to bring packed lunches. These lunches should be securely packed in named lunchboxes (no glass containers, knives, sweets, fizzy or hot drinks please). Proper standards of behaviour are expected during the lunch break.
Milk is available for children in Infant classes. The company ‘Cool Milk’ will provide free milk to all pupils up to their 5th birthday. From the age of 5 it is offered to parents at a subsidised rate to all KS1 children. Parents need to complete a registration form (available from the school office). Parents pay Cool Milk direct. You can view further information at their website by clicking here.