At St. Michael’s the school is divided into five Phases:
Nursery (Mini St. Mikes) (Aged 3-4)
Reception: (Aged 4-5)
Lower Phase (Key Stage 1) – Years 1-2: (Aged 5-7)
Middle Phase (Key Stage 2) – Years 3-4: (Aged 7-9)
Upper Phase (Key Stage 2) – Years 5-6: (Aged 9-11)
All of our classes are mixed and reflect the make up of the school in terms of gender, race and ability.
The maximum number of children we have in each year group is 52 part time equivalent in Mini St. Mikes nursery and 60 in each year group in the main school where there are 30 per class. We do not exceed this number and we are unable to admit any more children to the relevant year group unless an Appeal has been successful.
Timings for the School Day
Staggered Soft Start of Day
We operate a staggered soft start into school and a staggered exit from school. This has proved to be highly successful for the school as the children are far more confident and settled coming into school and have a pre start activity - learning begins!
The children come into school at their designated time and gate.
Parents are requested to ‘drop and go’ in the morning and the children will proceed directly into school.
There is no pre school playtime and parents are not permitted onto the school site.
Staggered End of Day Collection
The children will come out of the school building and proceed to their designated collection point.
Parents are requested to 'collect and go’ from the school playground immediately.
Soft Start and End of Day Times
Safeguarding and School Security
As part of the school's commitment to safeguarding after the school day begins we shut all the gates after all the children are in at 08:40am, with the exception of the Early Years Nursery gate which closes at 8:55. The gates are reopened at 2:55pm in readiness for the end of the school day. During the staggered start of day, the gates are always supervised by members of staff to monitor and welcome the safe arrival of pupils.
Access during the day is via the buzzer entry at the main gate. This ensures that the children remain in a safe environment during the school day. If a child has to be collected for an appointment, parents should buzz the Office and a member of the Office Team will collect the child from the classroom and bring them to the main entrance.
The school office is open between 8.15am until 4:00pm to answer any queries, deal with emails and telephone calls.
We ask that parents/carers endeavour to collect your child on time, as it causes distress to children and inconvenience to the school if you are late collecting them. In the event that there are repeated and unexplained late collections a meeting will be arranged with the Headteacher to discuss the issue.