Our School Day

School Organisation

Chadwell Primary has twenty one classes plus two Nursery classes. Foundation Stage education is covered by the Nursery classes and three Reception classes. Key Stage One comprises Year 1 and 2; Key Stage Two covers four years, beginning with Year 3 and ending with Year 6, at the end of which children transfer to secondary school.

All of our classes are mixed ability, one teacher has the main responsibility for each class but is supported by the senior leadership team and support staff. Flexible grouping arrangements within each class enable teachers to prepare programmes and lessons suited to the needs of all the different children within our school.

School Times for the Main School

It is vital that your child arrives at school punctually and is collected on time. 

For the children from Reception - Year 6 school begins at 9.15am.

Throughout the day all children in Years 1 - 6 have a playtime as well as a lunch hour. Children in Reception classes do not have playtimes as they have access to their outdoor area all day. They do take their lunch at the same time as the rest of the school which enables them to mix with the other children in the main playground. 

Children enter and leave the school building by the main gate which is situated next to the main school enterence. The gates are unlocked at 9.00am and staff are on duty in the main playground from this time. Staff are unable to accept responsibility for children in school or on the school grounds before 9.00am or after 3.30pm unless they are attending out-of-hours activities or special arrangements have been made. 

Children in Foundation Stage or Key Stage One must be brought to school and collected by a responsible person aged 16 years and over. Staff will not release children in Foundation Stage or Key Stage One to persons below 16 years of age.

School Times for Nursery

  • Morning session: 9.00am until 12.00pm
  • Afternoon session: 12.45pm until 3.45pm

Nursery children only come in through the gate on Cross Road / Essex Road. Morning Nursery children are collected from the same gate but afternoon Nursery children are collected from the main gate.

In order to ensure your children’s safety, please make sure you inform the school if someone other than yourself will be collecting your children.

Year 3 children are collected from outside of the dining room building; Year 4, 5 and 6 are collected from the back of the main building. All Reception classes are collected directly from their classrooms and Year 1 and 2 are collected from the Key Stage One building.

Late Collection

We expect all children to be collected on time at the end of the school day and we have in place a “Late Collections Policy” which explains the process and procedures should children not be collected from school on time. This policy is available upon request or can be found on our school website.