School Timetable

“Attend today, and achieve tomorrow”
Good attendance is important to us and that includes a punctual start to the school day on a regular basis.

8:30amPlayground gates open (no staff supervision)  
8:35amStaff supervision on the playground  
8:45amWhistle blows once to signal everyone to stop – second time to signal children to walk to their external classroom doors (where available) and enter the school building  
8:55amPlayground gates locked; registers ‘close’ at 9:00am (Anyone arriving after this time should report to the school office and will be marked ‘late’ in the register.) Morning session – Lesson 1  
10:00amSchool Collective Worship (Friday: Achievement Assembly)  
10:15amMorning session – Lesson 2  
11:15amMorning Break  
11:30amMorning session – Lesson 3  
12:30 – 1:30pmLunch break  
1:30pmAfternoon session – Lessons 4 & 5  
3:15pm  Afternoon session ends for all. Children leave school via their external classroom doors (where available) shortly after this time.

The school day begins at 8:45 am and ends at 3:15pm, making a total of 32.5 hours per week.

Before School

Children should not arrive at school before 8:35am unless an arrangement has been made with the Headteacher. Please note that there is no adult playground supervision until 8:35am and the school will not be responsible for the children before this time.

Collection during the School Day

Parents/carers should report to the school office when collecting their child/ren during the school day. Children are not allowed to leave the premises without an accompanying adult during school hours.

If an adult who is not an emergency contact is collecting your child please ensure that the school is aware and that the school knows that you have given your permission. Safeguarding children is vitally important to us, therefore we are unable to send children home with the parents of other children unless you have given your permission.

Arriving Safely and Parking

School Road and Vawdrey Road is often very congested during drop off/collection times. We encourage children to walk (or cycle) to school where possible.

  • If you are dropping off children, please do not stop or park on the zigzag yellow lines as it is both dangerous and illegal.
  • Please park considerately well away from the school gates, ensuring that our local residents can still access their driveways.
  • If coming onto the school site during the school day, please use the main entrance.   Other gates are locked from 8:55 – 3:05 to inhibit public access onto the site when children may be vulnerable. This is to safeguard all our children.

Severe Weather Conditions

It is our aim to maintain “business as usual” throughout the year, however there may be circumstances beyond our control. In the event of severe weather (heavy snow or ice), parents are advised to check that school will be open before sending the children to school.  The main line of communication will be via the school’s texting service, school website, NCC website and local media (eg. Radio Norfolk).

If no announcement is broadcast, please assume that the Drayton Junior School will be operating as normal.

We operate a texting and email service to all parents/carer to share information. Please ensure contact details are kept up to date.