A Typical Day
Barfield recognises the fact that many of us lead busy lives and, as a result, our day is a flexible one, which allows for the unexpected need to drop off pupils early or pick them up later than the average school day.
All pupils are able to join us from 8.00am: Pre-Prep children will go to a designated room for supervised play until registration when they are led to their appropriate classes and pupils in Years 3 - 8 congregate in the Hall, where they are supervised until being dismissed for registration in their own classrooms at 8.25am.
Morning Owlets and Owls finish their day at 12.45pm, having had their lunch with us, and are available for collection from their classroom. Should you be delayed, the children would be taken out to play until you arrived.
Owlets and Owls are also able to attend the full day, until 4.00pm, with the added facility of 'Nursery Earlies' and 'Great Lates', providing wrap-around care from 8.00am - 6.15pm.
Reception finish their day at 4.00pm, in line with the full nursery day.
The remaining Pre-Prep children finish their school day at 4.10pm, with Extra-Curricular activities running on various evenings a week, until 4.45pm. A 'Great Lates' session runs, at a small fee, from 4.10pm until 6.15pm.
Children in Years 3 - 8 finish lessons at 4.10pm, and may be collected from the Hall.
The children are encouraged to stay for Prep which runs from 4.30pm - 5.10pm. This is a supervised quiet time, which takes place after a drink and sandwich, in classrooms under the supervision of staff.
A variety of activities run from Monday to Thursday from 5.15pm to 6.15pm and an alternative 'Late Stay' facility is available at this time. Naturally, there are occasions throughout the year when, for operational and logistical reasons, it is not possible to provide these facilities and we trust that parents will understand this. Additional events, such as concerts, plays and meetings take place as per the School calendar and Newsletter.
All pupils are collected from the Hall, but should you be delayed, or have to alter your plans unexpectedly, please ring the school office to let us know your situation so that we may advise staff accordingly and let your child know his/her plans for the day.