School Hours

Children will be welcomed into school from 8.30am.

Please note that children should not be on the school site unaccompanied before 8.30 a.m. as staff are not on duty before this time and no responsibility can be taken for children’s welfare.

Morning Sessions: 8.40 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Afternoon Sessions: 1.00 p.m. – 3.05 p.m.

All children have a mid-morning break 10.35 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 also have a short afternoon break.

Breakfast Club

A breakfast club is available exclusively for the use of pupils from Parley and runs from 7.30am. Further information is available on the Peardrops page.

Teaching Times

Officially, registration, assemblies, playtimes and lunchtimes are not classed as part of teaching time. Children at our school have the following teaching times per week:

Key Stage 1 (Years R, 1, 2)    22.5 hours per week
Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4)        23.75 hours per week

Snack Time

Children may bring fruit or vegetables to eat during morning break. As a school that has been awarded Healthy School status, children are also encouraged to bring a drink of water in a named bottle.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will have an opportunity to eat and drink during snack time in the morning. Key Stage 1 children will also be given a free piece of fruit or vegetable each afternoon as part of a National Government programme.

Lunchtime Arrangements

Our school has one lunchtime supervisory assistant (Dinner Lady) for each class. These supervisors are responsible for  the children’s welfare throughout the lunch hour. In addition, the Headteacher or member of the Senior Management Team is on duty every lunchtime.

Children made choose to take advantage of the hot school meals provided at the school or they may bring a packed lunch in a clearly named lunch box. Hot school meals need to be ordered on the day. Details are available on the Lunch Arrangements page.

Drinking water is provided for the children, however, many parents prefer to include a drink in their child’s lunchbox. For health and safety reasons we request that only cold drinks be sent into school. Cans, glass bottles and fizzy drinks are not permitted.

The School is part of the Healthy Eating Schools’ Programme, so we do encourage healthy eating. We are a ‘Nut Free School’. Please consider carefully the use of nut products in lunch boxes.

Free School Meals

Your child may be entitles to Free School Meals and other forms of financial assistance in school. Should you wish to find out more details and register yourself eligible, please contact County Hall on (01305) 251000, contact the school office or visit the websites below.


Collection at the end of the school day

Please make arrangements for your child to be collected promptly at the end of the school day. Any change to routine should be made, with the child’s knowledge, before school. In addition, a note should be sent to school explaining who is collecting the child at the end of the day.

If an emergency prevents you from collecting your child on time, please ring the school before 2pm to inform us of any revised collection arrangements for your child. We will not release your child to any other parent/relative without prior consent.


After School Providers

These providers all currently pick up from Parley School, are Ofsted checked and registered with the local authority.

Janine Long 01202 894063
07779 334930
Lynn Carter 01202 876590
07935 935111
Lisa Caley 01202 895846
Heather Sansome 07791 165115
Emma Gardner 07738374753
Rachel Slater 07725832773

Please can you ensure that you to advise the school office and class teachers of any change in collection arrangements for your child.