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Bridport St Mary's

C of E Primary School

Vision Statement: Building a caring community, where all can learn and shine!

Vision Statement: Building a caring community, where all can learn and shine!

School Day



 School gates open:

8.40 am


8.50 am

1st Morning Session

8.55 am – 10.15 am

Morning Break

10.15 am – 10.30 am

2nd Morning Session

10.30 am – 12.00 pm


12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Afternoon Session

1.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Afternoon Break for KS1

2.15 pm – 2.25 pm

Home time

3.15 pm

The school gates are open from 8.40 am and children need to settle into class promptly ready to learn. 


We encourage independence coming in to class - in KS1 class teachers meet and greet their pupils, in KS2 children enter via their playground and a member of staff can take messages to give to the class teachers.


Registers are taken at 8.50 am. Children will be marked in late up until 9.00 am. Children arriving after 9.00 am will be marked in as unauthorised unless you have notified the school beforehand to let us know e.g. car breakdown etc.


If you arrive late, to avoid disrupting learning you will need to take your child to reception where their arrival will be noted by the school office. They will then ensure your child is taken in to class.


What to do when your child is absent from school:

  • Telephone the school office and leave a message on the attendance line on the first day of absence – before 9.00 am – to explain the reason why your child is away from school.
  • If your child is away for more than one day, please keep the school informed during your child’s absence.


We will telephone parents later in the day if we have not heard from you explaining the reason for your child’s absence; and this will be unauthorised.  

It is essential that children and young people form good habits of regular attendance at school from an early age and that good attendance is maintained throughout their school career.

The schools in the Bridport community are committed to working together to ensure that there is a consistent approach to school attendance.

It is a legal requirement that all children should attend their educational provision and it is the responsibility of the family to ensure that their children attend school.