The School Day


A great deal of importance is placed on good time-keeping in school and we respectfully ask that you ensure that your children arrive at the academy on time.


Nursery Sessions

Morning: 8:45 am - 11:45 am
Afternoon: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm


School starts at 8:50am
Lunchtime 12.00pm - 1pm
School finishes at 3.10pm

Key Stage 1

School starts at 08.55am
Lunchtime 12.00pm - 1pm
School finishes at 3.15pm

Key Stage 2

School starts at 8.55am
KS2 lunchtime 12.30pm - 1.20pm
School finishes at 3.15pm

We also offer a breakfast club for all children who attend our school. This is held in the main hall.
Morning 7.50 am - 8:50 pm

*Please enquire at the office for more information

If your child arrives after the start of the session but before registers close they will be marked as late and the number of minutes late recorded, but arrival after the close of registers will result in the child receiving an unauthorised absence mark which will affect the overall attendance figure which is published each year.

Arrangements for the start and end of the school day:

For safeguarding purposes it is vital all parents sign in and out of the school site when attending activities with their child. We appreciate your support in this matter.

Younger children are not allowed out of their class until they are collected by a parent or carer. Only older siblings or relatives who are 18 or over can collect pupils from the academy. If parents/carers are unavoidably delayed and are unable to collect their child at the correct time the teachers will ask the child to remain in the classroom for approximately 10 minutes and then the teacher will bring the child to wait in the main entrance to the academy. We encourage parents to contact the academy if they are going to be late to avoid children getting worried or upset.

Children in Key Stage 2 are allowed to walk home alone if the academy has received written consent from a parent or carer.

Here at High Crags Academy we aim to give your children the very best education possible.