The school day
The school day will begin at 8.30am when the children will be admitted to the building via their classroom play area. Registers will be taken at 8.35am and school will begin. Reception will begin at 8.45am but children will be allowed in the classrooms from 8.30am. The school day ends at 3.10pm for the main school and 3.15pm for Reception and Pre-School.
Registers close for Year 1 – 6
Register for Early Years
Morning break for KS1
Morning break for KS2
Lunch for Early years
Lunch for KS1
Lunch for KS2
Home time for KS1 and KS2
Home time for Early Years
After School Club
Our statutory teaching time will end at 1.30pm on a Friday and children are able to go home should their parents wish. This then allows teachers part of their statutory planning and preparation time. The governors and Headteacher have agreed it be arranged in this way to ensure that the children have a greater amount of quality time in the week with their class teacher. The timetable has been carefully arranged to ensure that all children have their statutory curriculum entitlement (21 hours for Key Stage One and 23½ hours for Key Stage Two).
Children should be collected (where possible) on a Friday at 1.30pm. They should be collected from their classrooms.
However, for those parents who are unable to collect their children at 1.30pm, there are activity clubs that children can be booked into until 3.10pm.
Reception and Year 1 - Play based activities
Year 1-3 - Homework and games club
Year 4-6 - Homework and games club
Year 1-3 - Multi-Sport Activities (£1.50 per session) with R&D Coaching
Year 4-6 - Multi-Sport Activities (£1.50 per session) with R&D Coaching
Year 2-6 - Dance (£1.50 per session) with Serena
Parents should collect children at 3.00-3.10pm as follows:
Reception and Year 1 - Community room
Year 2-6 - School Hall (Entering through the gate on Kingswood way).
The After School Club will run as normal from 3.15pm on a Friday for those parents needing it. Please note that all children must attend until at least 1.30pm.
Safety and Security
The staff and governors at Great Denham are fully committed to maintaining the safety of children and the security of the building. The school building has an alarm system and all possible measures are taken to ensure that access to the school is monitored. There is also CCTV in operation which is monitored closely by the Site Manager. All visitors must report to the school office and sign in the visitor’s system. The school is only accessible via a swipe card system and children know that all adults should be wearing either a staff badge on a lanyard or visitor badge / lanyard. The governors responsible for health and safety monitor the safety of the site on a termly basis as well as weekly and daily checks by the Site Manager. As well as this we have a school safety squad who meet termly. Gates are locked after register in the morning and the only gates left unlocked are the pedestrian gates from the main road and the front car park gate for access.
As a new school, we are well equipped and have disabled toilets, a shower room as well as all of our doors being wide enough for wheelchairs. We have adjustable height tables and sinks in all areas of the school as well. Please visit our Special Educational Needs section to read more about our accessibility plan.