The School Day



Early Years – 8.45am (Reception, 8.25am on Fridays in the Easter and Summer Terms)
Lower, Middle and Upper School – 8.25am


Early Years and Lower School  - 1.20pm 
Middle and Upper School - 2.05pm


Children who arrive late to school must report to Matron's room beside the main entrance, to sign in.

If you are taking children out during the day for an appointment, please notify the school in advance and then sign out your son/daughter in Matron's room, signing them back in on your return. This ensures we keep a fire register up to date at all times.


Nursery and Reception children can be dropped off between 8.15am and 8.45am in their classrooms each day where staff will greet them.  (Reception, in the Easter and Summer Terms on Fridays only, is moved forward to 8.00am to allow the children to attend an assembly.  Registration then takes place at 8.25am).  There is an Early Years car park which is used by all families but is in close proximity to the Nursery and Reception buildings.

Year 1 & 2 children can be brought to school between 8.00am and 8.20am everyday where a member of staff will welcome them.  Registration takes place from 8.25am.

Middle & Upper School children can be dropped off at 8am and staff are on duty to supervise them until registration at 8.25am.

We operate a 'Kiss and Drop' system at the front of the school for the Lower, Middle and Upper School children to keep the traffic moving. There is a separate ‘Kiss and Drop’ system for the Early Years children in the Early Years car park.  The first few weeks of the new school year and Monday mornings are the most pressured times on car park space.

Car parking at St Piran's is limited and leaving cars in the car park for an undue length of time can cause considerable frustration to other parents.

Please do not park cars on the yellow zig-zag lines at the front of the school or double park cars.
The staff car park at the back of the school is for staff only.

Download our leaflet promoting safe use of our school car park


Nursery – 12 noon (end of morning session) and 3.30pm (end of full day)
Reception – 3.30pm (optional early finish on a Wednesday at either 12noon or 1.30pm)
Years 1 & 2 - 3.30pm
Years 3 & 4 - 4.10pm
Years 5 & 6 - 5.10pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 4.10pm on Wednesdays.

On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Upper School pupils may go home at 4.10pm and do their homework at home or stay in school until 5.10pm and do either an activity or their prep. On Wednesday, departure times for Upper School pupils will vary according to involvement in matches. On Fridays, Upper School have Chapel and must stay until 5.10pm.                     

At the end of the day, please be on time to pick up your children.
If children are left for more than 15 minutes after the designated end of the school day, they will go to Extended Day and you will be charged.