Dothill Primary School

Travel and Collection Arrangements

Collection Arrangements

Our key priority is the safety of your children and for this reason we have procedures in place for releasing the children at the end of the day as follows:

EYFS and Key Stage One: We will never let a child leave the classroom at the end of the day unless they are collected by an adult. If you are named on the contact sheet we will release the child into your care. If you need your child to be collected by someone who is not a named contact then you MUST let us know in advance by informing the teacher when you drop your child off that morning. Please only ring the school office to notify us of emergency changes and please do this before 2:45pm. Please note that whoever is collecting the child must be over 18. We will not let the child go with anyone that we have not been informed about.

Key Stage Two: Once your child starts Key Stage 2 (Year 3 onwards) we expect them to develop some independence. At the end of the school day we let them leave the classroom without an adult being present to collect them. If you are not coming to the classroom door then please make sure that your child knows where to meet you. We have had some issues in the past with Year 3 children leaving the site unaccompanied to meet parents at the car. This may be a step too far in year 3 and we would prefer that you meet them on the school site or at the gate. Please work with us to develop this independence in your child. We always teach them to come back to the classroom if they cannot find you. Please can you encourage this as well.

  • School will be closed to children from Thursday 22nd July to Friday 3rd September 2021; we reopen to pupils on Monday 6th September 2021. Have a lovely summer break and stay safe.
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