Our Value for this Half-Term is ENJOYMENT

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Values Programme

Chantry Primary Academy

Primary Academy

Learning values for life

School Hours

The school day begins at 8:45am. We operate a drop and go policy, where parents are asked to leave their children at the classroom door, so they settle into class quicker. Parents may ask a quick question at the door, but any for longer query an appointment with the class teacher should be sought. 

The register is taken at 8:55am and the registration period closes at 9.00am.  

School finishes at 3:30pm for all year groups, however, to avoid a congregation of parents outside classrooms, teachers may begin to dismiss from 3:25pm, as parents arrive.

It is our strict policy that children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are brought into the classroom in the mornings and must be collected from the classroom at the end of the day by a responsible person over 16 years of age.  This is for the safety of the children.   Children in Years 3 to 6 are dismissed to the playground where they should be met by parents.  Older children (Yrs 5 and 6) often walk home from school by themselves, at parents’ discretion.   We do not permit students from any secondary school to collect pupils from the school site without a pass issued by the Headteacher.

Last day of each half-term, the school will close at 2:00pm for staff training.

Breakfast Club

This provision is open every day from 7:30am until the start of school.  Please ask at the school office if you would like to book a place.  


Children have outdoor playtime each morning and during the lunch break.  If it is raining, children are given activities to do within the classroom.  Pupils in Reception have regular access to the outdoor area throughout the school day.  

After School Care Club  

This childcare facility is currently open every day until 6:00pm.  Children enjoy a snack upon arrival and then take part in a variety of activities.  Visit the office for costs and availability.