Great Clacton Church of England Junior School

Craigfield Avenue, Clacton-on-sea, Essex, CO15 4HR

01255 424906

School Day

‚ÄčThe school cannot accept any responsibility for children who wait near the site before that time and therefore, please do not allow your child to arrive at school before this time. A member of teaching staff will be on duty at this time and children walk into their classes, as soon as they arrive on site.
A first bell is rung at 8.38 a.m. This bell is not the start of the school day, but informs the teaching staff that they should be in their classrooms ready to welcome the children and for other staff to attend to the gate duties. The gates open at 8.40am.
Children arriving late must go directly to the school office to be registered present. Any child arriving after 8.55 a.m. is late and this will be recorded in the class register. A reason must be provided for the lateness, otherwise it remains as an unauthorised absence for the whole session.
Gates Open 8.40am
Gates Close 8.55am
Collective Worship 9.00am
Morning Session 1  9.20am
Break (Years 3 and 4) 10.30am
Break (Years 5 and 6) 10.45am
Morning session 2 
Lunch (Years 3 and 4) 12.00-12.45pm
Lunch (Years 5 and 6) 12.30-1.15pm
Afternoon Session
School day Ends  3.00pm
Please arrange to meet your child on the school playground or at the front of the school.
No Year 3 or Year 4 child should walk home unaccompanied.
Children in Year 5 and 6 are permitted to walk home unaccompanied if written permission is obtained from their parent/carer. Please see the office for a permission slip. 
We are all trying to walk at least a mile a day, this means that once a day the children are taken outside where they walk or run around the playground and/or field.
Excluding breaks, lunchtimes, registration and the daily act of worship, the children have a working week of 23 hours and 45 minutes.
Occasionally you may need to contact your child during the school day or bring in forgotten equipment/lunchboxes; we ask that you please always go to the office.
School term and holiday dates are sent to parents termly as part of the Newsletter (including open evenings, holidays, visits and ‘non-pupil’ days’) Additional copies are always available at the school office and on the school website.