Alfred Street Junior
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

End of School Arrangements

When the school day ends at 3:35pm, the Class Teacher or member of staff will be on the playground for parents/carers to collect their children from their classes, unless you wish to make alternative arrangements for your child.  Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 are not permitted to walk home alone.  For those children who will be safely collected:

  • Children will leave the building via their designated exit. We ask that parents/carers wait in the centre of the playground to enable the Class Teacher to bring the children out and line them up.

Please do not take your child/children until the Class Teacher has directed your child/children to go, as it is important that the Class Teacher is aware of each child being collected.  We also ask that parents/carers do not try to engage staff members during this time, as it will delay the process for other parents/carers.  If you need to speak to a member of staff, please wait until the member of staff has released all of the children or contact the School Office before 4:00pm to arrange to speak to them.

Please note that it is the parent/carer's responsibility to ensure the safety of their children once they have been collected from the Class Teacher. 

Children may be collected by a known adult or older sibling.  These arrangements must have been agreed with the parent/carers and the School Office notified.  Please complete the attached form indicating what the usual collection arrangements will be for your child/children.

If there is to be a different arrangement from the usual, and your child/children are to be collected by somebody else, it is the parent/carer’s responsibility to inform the School Office or Class Teacher of the change.  If the Class Teacher has not received any such message from the child/children’s parent/carer or the School Office, then the child/children must stay with the Class Teacher until their parent/carer has been contacted to verify any change of arrangements.  If any circumstances change for the end of school arrangements, we ask that you notify the School Office immediately so that we can update our records and inform the Class Teacher.

If, for any reason, you are unavoidably delayed, please contact the School Office with an estimated time of arrival.  Children will then be taken through to the School Office to wait for collection.

After School Clubs

If children are staying for clubs, the adults in charge of the club will ensure that they are collected by an appropriate adult.  Parents/carers must inform the club of the name of the person collecting.

Late Collection/Uncollected children

In the event of a child/children not being collected at the end of the school day/club session the school wishes to cause as little distress as possible to the child/children and to parents/carers.  At the same time the school needs to ensure the health and safety of the child/children is not put at risk.

If the pupils are not collected the procedure will be as follows:

  • Attempts will be made to contact the parents/carers at home or work as appropriate
  • If the above is unsuccessful, attempts will be made to contact the emergency numbers as advised on the Data Collection form. Please ensure that we have a minimum of two contacts on the Data Collection form
  • Staff will not allow any child to leave school with anyone other than those specified by parents/carers

If none of the above procedures are successful, Social Services may be contacted.

Your support is vital in ensuring these procedures are effective.  Once members of staff become familiar with parents/carers, the process will run efficiently.

The End of School Day Handover Arrangements form is available here or from the School Office.