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Racecourse Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 5BJ • • 01743 351948

Oxon CE Primary School

School Routine

The day begins at 8.45am when the children will be admitted to their classroom.  Children arriving at school before 8.45am will not be supervised.

Parents of children in Reception may bring their children into school.  However, we ask older children to line up in classes on the playground where their teacher will collect them.

We ask all parents to be punctual and support the school by allowing a prompt start to the day.

Late Arrivals

The side gates should be used to access school up until 9.00am. After 9.00am children will need to enter school from the front entrance as the security gates will be locked.  Such children will be marked absent and their parents should sign them into school in the ‘Late Arrival Book’.

Morning Break

The children have a fifteen minute supervised break each morning.  Children in key stage 1 (Reception-Year 2) are provided with free fruit as part of an initiative called The National Fruit Scheme.  If you do not wish your child to have fruit then please inform the school in writing.  Children in key stage 2 are not eligible for this initiative but are allowed to bring fruit from home to eat at this time. 


The school has a kitchen on site which provides a range of nutritious food.  The lunchtime menu is displayed outside the school hall and available on the school website, in 'About Us' and the 'School Meals' tab, where you can also find further information about cooked meals. 

Parents may choose whether or not their children bring a packed lunch or prefer a cooked meal.   Water is always available free of charge.

If any child has special dietary requirements please contact the school.  When children are not eating lunch in the hall they are supervised on the playground.  If wet, they will be supervised in the classroom.

End of the School Day

Children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 finish school at 3.00pm.  The teachers will bring them out onto the playground.  The school playground gates are opened at 2.50pm. Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 finish school at 3.05pm.

If parents or other adults are delayed then the children will be supervised back in school.  Please let the school office know you are delayed so that your child is safe, then park where you usually would and make your way to the school office via the playground.  The school car park is for staff and official school visitors only.

Please help us by not collecting other children unless this has been arranged with the child’s parents and they have informed the class teacher or the school office.