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Our School Day

The school day starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:15pm. Doors open at 8:40. Registration is from 8.50am to 9.00am. If your child arrives after 9:00am they will be marked as late.

The school day ends at 3:15, please ensure your child is collected at this time.


Collective Worship

At 9:10 all pupils from Reception to Year 6 join together for collective worship. From time to time visitors will join us and lead our worship. We are currently trialling  Early Years Collective Worship once a week with the Nursery and Reception children.


Morning Playtimes

At 10.30am, children from Reception to Y6 have a 15 minute break. The infant children are given a free healthy snack of fruit or vegetables. The junior children are welcome to bring in fruit or vegetables from home to eat at break time.



Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have their lunch together at 12:00 and then go outside at 12:30pm to play. Children in Y3 – Y6 go outside from 12:00 – 12:30 and then have their lunch. Lunchtimes for all end at 1.00pm.


Drop-off and collection

At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are welcomed and encouraged into the school (but are asked to enter via the playground gate to avoid congestion) – we endeavour to have good links with all our parents and carers.  If normal arrangements have to be altered (e.g. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let us know as soon as possible.  This avoids any confusion or upset.


Getting to School

To get to and from school, walking is definitely the healthiest and most preferred option although for many of our families this is not practical. Many of our children come from outside our catchment area but we encourage families to 'car share' wherever possible. For those children living in the estate villages of Pilsley, Edensor and Beeley, the Chatsworth Estate provides a free bus service that picks up children from Beeley and Edensor. If you do need to travel by car, please park considerately in the village and away from the zig-zag lines outside school and resident's driveways. Also, please note that the road near school is a 30mph zone – occasionally Derbyshire Police monitor the speed of motorists entering and leaving the village.

We are currently experiencing an unprecedented situation with the rapidly changing advice and guidance around Covid-19. We would like to keep parents and carers as up to date as possible by directing them to the following means of information. The latest government advice can be found at The latest advice and guidance from the Local Authority can be found at Public Health England for the East Midlands information can be found as follows: PHE East Midlands response centre- Telephone 0344 2254524 followed by Option 0 to get through to East Midlands Health Protection Team, then press option 1 and ask for the Coronavirus response centre which opens from 8am-8pm.

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