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Beginning and end of school day arrangements

Parking at Holly Meadows  

From 6th September 2022, we will not be able to offer parking for parents and carers on the school playground, staff car park or the turning circle, except for those with prior authorisation or specific accessible parking needs. If you choose to park on Vong Lane, please be respectful of resident’s driveways and avoid parking on the yellow zig-zags. 

Please walk to and from school whenever possible. We will be opening the field gate at the far corner of the field for walking access from the public footpath that connects to Phillip Rudd Court. This gate will be open between 8:30am 8:45am and 3:05pm-3.25pm each day.  

Alternatively, to avoid congestion on Vong Lane, you could park your car within reasonable walking distance, or car share with other families if possible.  

 If a member of school staff asks you move your car for any reason, please respectfully do so without question.  

The School Day 

The school day has been reviewed and children will need to arrive at school by 8:45am at the very latest please. Gates will be opened at 8:40am and locked promptly at 8:50am. There is a mid-morning break, where children will be able to eat their snack and lunchtime is between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Comfort breaks are built into the afternoon lessons and the school day ends at 3:15pm. 

  • Puffins should arrive and leave via the side gate to the left of school.  
  • Kittiwakes, Avocets, Oystercatchers and Guillemots will arrive and leave via the side gate to the right of the school.  

A member of the teaching team from each class will be there to greet and see out your child at the beginning and end of the school day.   

Parents are responsible for the safety of other children they bring onto the school site and those from Holly Meadows, when handover has taken place at the end of the day. Please make sure they are supervised at all times as the school cannot accept liability for their safety.

The Trim Trails, play areas and play equipment such as bikes and trikes are not available out of school hours as Norfolk County Council still considers the school to be liable for injury. Football is not allowed on the KS1 Outside Learning space at the end of the day in case injury is caused to parents/ carers and children waiting to go home. Those going home on foot or bicycle must walk along the footpaths provided, to the small gates either side of the main entrance.

If you are going to be late collecting your child from school due to unforeseen circumstances, please telephone and let us know as soon as possible. Children who are not collected by 3.20 pm will wait for parents in the entrance hall.