Starting school in September 2022? At Great Bedwyn School every day is an open day! Call 01672 870482 to arrange your visit to our lovely school.

The School Day

8:45am School opens
9:00am Registration

To ensure school starts promptly if you arrive after the doors have been shut please bring your child to the office to sign them in.

9:10 am Morning lessons in reading, English, maths, phonics and spelling

The morning is punctuated by 15 minute break when the children can play outside

12:00 pm KS1

12:15pm KS2

Lunch in our school hall.

We run two sittings with opportunities for playtime either before or after eating.

1:00 pm Afternoon lessons include weekly PE, Classics, Music, Computing, PSHE, art and design. We ‘block’ our curriculum so we will spend half a term on Geography, History or Science twice a year.
3:00 pm End of school day. After school clubs start

Drop off and Pick up

Robins Reception

 

Enter through the main gate

Walk alongside the building towards the small black iron gate.

Children will enter their classes at this point.

Continue walking around the school car park and leave the school site via the small gate.

The class teacher will meet you at the gate at drop off and pick up.

Badgers – Year 1

Deer – Year 2

Owls – Year 3

Hedgehogs – Year 4

Enter through the main gate

Walk in front of the main building towards reception and enter the playground.

Year 1 and 2 children will walk around the side of the school building towards their classes.

Year 3 and 4 children will enter their classes at this point.

Please leave the school grounds via the side gate.

A member of staff will meet you at drop off and pick up.

Foxes – Year 5

Squirrels – Year 6

Enter through the main gate

Walk alongside the building towards the large black iron gate.

Children will enter their classes at this point.

Continue walking around the school car park and leave the school site via the small gate.

A member of staff will meet you at the gate at drop off and pick up.

Signing children in and out during the school day

Parents should come to the office if children are brought late to school or picked up early (e.g., for unavoidable appointments, such as music exams or hospital appointments). The office will then sign the children in or out so our fire records are up to date.

Parents in school (entry to school site and signing in)

If you visit school between the hours of 8:45am and 3.00 pm, please enter via the main gates and come to the school office.

Travel to and from school

We encourage walking to school as a healthy option where possible. If families are driving, we ask that parents and carers to do so with consideration for the local residents and also those families that walk, cycle and scoot to school.

The school operates a one-way system at drop off and pick up. Please be aware that the local area can become very congested and we ask you to respect the one-way system that is in place for the safety of all. Please do not park in areas marked in red or anywhere that is dangerous or thoughtless, including near the junction of Brown’s Lane and Wansdyke Road.

Road Safety

Please be aware that YOU are responsible for the safety of your children.

Parking

Our school car park is for staff use only.