The security of the children whilst at school is taken very seriously. Our school site is entirely surrounded by secure fencing and hedging. The pupil entrance gate is unlocked at 08.40 to allow the children into the playground where they assemble in class order when the bell is rung at 08.50. After the children have entered the school building and any accompanying parents have left, the gate is locked again at 08.50. Any child arriving after this time will need to enter school through the main reception which has an internal security door between reception and the rest of the building.
The pupil main playground entrance gate is unlocked at 15.10 to enable those picking up to wait for the children outside in the playground. Each class teacher waits and ensures that their class members are met by a known adult. If a child is being picked up by somebody other than his or her parent or usual carer a message with the details needs to be passed to the school secretary who will in turn let the teacher know.
No child is permitted to leave the site unaccompanied unless permission has been given to the school by a parent or guardian.