In this section you will find information about some of the activities your child takes part in during school. This may be as a representative in the School Council or as an active member of a School Club. We have also included some important information about how the school is organised.
As a large junior school, we have 2 classes per year group each with a full time Class Teacher. The Teaching Assistant team works across school supporting teaching and learning in core subjects within classes as well as delivering intervention and additional support. Across school, classes are named as their year group number and the initial C (Cockton) or H (Hill). C and H classes will usually remain the same on their journey across each year group.
The School Day
The school day is divided into two main working sessions. Lower key stage 2 is Year 3 and Year 4. Upper key stage 2 is Year 4 and Year 5.
Lower key stage 2-8:55 a.m to 12:00 p.m
Upper key stage 2-8:55 a.m to 12:30 p.m
A 15 minute break is taken at the Head Teacher’s discretion, usually separately by upper and lower key stages. This ensures all pupils have adequate play space on the yard.
Lower key stage 2-12:40 p.m to 3:15 p.m
Upper key stage 2-1:10 p.m to 3:15 p.m
Arrival at School
All children enter school via the small gate at the top of the front yard which is open from 8:45am each morning. Children enter the school building via the middle doors on the front yard and go straight to their own classroom. This gives children time to prepare for the day and to be ready to start learning when the school day starts at 8:55am. From 8:55a.m until 3:15pm staff and children will be focused on teaching and learning.
School ends for all children at 3:15 p.m. Children are collected from the front yard which is unlocked just prior to home time. We encourage all parents, carers and family members to wait on the front yard to collect their children to avoid congestion on McIntyre Terrace. Class Teachers will accompany their class onto the playground for children to be collected.
If you require further information on any of the items shown in this section, please contact the school and we will do our best to help.