School Day

The School Day

School gates open at 8.40am – pupils must be supervised by a parent/carer until school staff arrive at the gate! Registration is at 8.50am.

Lunch 12.00 noon-1.10 pm KS1

Lunch 12.10-1.10 pm KS2

School ends at 3.15 pm – the gate is locked as soon as everyone has left the playground for security reasons! Dismissal of children 3.15pm - 3.25pm.

There is a morning break of 15 minutes for all the children. 

Including breaks and lunches our school week is 32 hrs 55mins long.

Morning Routine

A “Drop and Go” system operates in the school car park.  This means that parents may drop off their child without needing to park in the car park or on Chapel Lane.  Please note, however, that parents may, if they wish, still park their cars and escort their child to the main gate by using the pedestrian walkway.  Please do not let your child arrive to school before 8.40am. Children then go straight to class where staff will be present in the classroom from 8.40 am.  

End of Day Routine

The school gate will open at 3.10 pm.  Children are dismissed at 3.15 pm.  Please note that the children are not to use the school grounds as a park after school, so the wildlife area, etc. are not for general useChildren MUST NOT enter the car park to wait for parents to collect them; children must be collected from the playground. If there are any changes to the “normal” collection routines for your child, please let us know in writing on our “End of Day Arrangements” form which is available from the office or the school website.  We cannot allow a child to leave school with another adult unless we have had prior notification.  We take our duty of care and safeguarding procedures very seriously.

Please note that dogs are not permitted on the playground due to Health and Safety reasons.   Please also note that St Oswald’s school buildings and grounds are no-smoking areas, this includes the use of e-cigarettes.  Thank you for helping to keep St Oswald’s a safe place to be.

Before and After School Care

At St Oswald’s, we run our own Breakfast Club ‘Early Birds’.  This is held in the hall from 7.40 am until 8.40 am at £3.50 per session.  The children are given toast and drinks.  Our Teaching Assistant team run the club and provide a very calm start to the day!  Registration forms are attached on the website or available from the school office.

The Play Stop is a privately run organisation which provides after school care here on the premises in our school hall.  The club opens at 3.15 pm and runs until 5.30 pm.  Please telephone 07415 483970 Monday-Friday or call into school during club hours to book a place with Janine or Jenny. Information is also attached on the website.

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Contact Us

St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB

T: 01772 613402