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John Ray Infant School

John RayInfant School

School Day


Due to the Covid-19,  we will be hosting a staggered return in September which will support the children to return in a more holistic way.

Rather than staggering classes’ arrival and departure times in September, we will be building in a 30 minute window for you to drop your child off at their class.

This will be from 8:40am until 9:00am at the beginning of the day and from 2:50pm until 3:00pm at the end of the day. 

There will be a one-way system in place from September. All children will arrive through the main gates and proceed into school via the EYFS playground.

Year One and Year Two children will follow round into the main playground and drop off outside classroom doors (Year One) or the hall (Year Two) and then leave through the back gate.

If you have a child in the Juniors, the back gate will be open for you to enter the Junior site to collect your child and then leave via the Junior school gates as directed. 

We will be requesting that you drop and leave immediately rather than meeting up with friends in the playground as we will be back up to over 300 children on the school site and we must ensure that we have a continuous flow of families through the school site. 

08.40 - Doors Open (All Classes)

09.00 - Registration (All Classes)

10.45-1100- Break

11.30-12.30 Lunch Time (Foundation Stage)

11.45-12.45 Lunch Time (Year 1) 

12.15-13.15 Lunch Time (Year 2)

12.30 - Registration (Foundation Stage)

12.45 - Registration (Years 1)

13.15pm Registration (Year 2)

14.45-15.00 - End of School Day

Please see below Essex County Council School Term and Holiday dates

Please note teacher training dates are not shown on the calendars, please check with the school office for the latest teacher training dates.