Epping Primary School

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Our School Day

Start of school day

Morning gates will open at 8:35am, whereby only pupils should enter the playground and into their classrooms directly as they arrive; no parents/carers are expected to enter or wait with your child/ren in playground of a morning time. 

Staff are waiting each morning at the school gates to meet and greet the pupils as well as supervise them as they directly enter the classroom. Therefore, the drop off slot will be between 8:35am – 8:45am for the whole school.

Registers will be taken at 8:45am and closed at 8:50am.

Please see this letter for full details of drop off and pick up arrangements.

Assembly times

Monday is a Value Assembly
9.00am - 9.15am EYFS and Key Stage 1
10.15am - 10.30am Key Stage 2

Tuesday is a Subject Assembly
9.00am - 9.15am EYFS and Key Stage 1
10.15am - 10.30am Key Stage 2

Wednesday is a Singing Assembly
2.30pm - 2.45pm EYFS and Key Stage 1
2.45pm - 3.00pm Key Stage 2

Thursday is a Visitor Assembly
9.55am - 10.10am EYFS and Key Stage 1
10.15am - 10.30am Key Stage 2

Friday is a Sharing Assembly
(Class Assembly to parents/carers or Year group or Phase)
9.00am Everyone

Morning play

10:30am - 10:45am is the whole school playtime.


12:00pm - 1:00pm is the lunchtime for EYFS and Key Stage 1 classes.

12:15pm - 1:10pm is the lunchtime for Key Stage 2 classes.

Afternoon play

2:30pm - 2:40pm is the playtime for EYFS and Key Stage 1 classes.

End of school day

3:10pm is the end of the day for EYFS and Key Stage 1classes.

3:05pm is the end of the day for Key Stage 2 classes.

All parents/carers, including EYFS, should enter via the KS2 gate from 3:05pm. Please collect your eldest child first from 3:05pm then younger children from 3:10pm. To keep the flow of traffic moving in one direction, exit for all parents/carers and pupils will be out via the KS1 gate

You will be asked to provide the names of adults who will be collecting your child from the school or in the case of a Year 5 or 6 pupil, the permission for them to walk home unaccompanied. The school works closely with all parents/carers to ensure the safety of all pupils at this busy time of the day.