Drop off & Pick Up

Children should be dropped off at school between 8.45 and 8.55 am. We have a staggered start to the day to allow parents/carers, pupils and teachers to chat before school starts at 8.55 am. Please wait with your child on the patio outside your child's classroom until a member of staff opens the classroom door. For safety reasons, the playground and field are not open for use before or after school. Children should not be left unattended by parents on school grounds before 8.45 am. 

Pick up time for Oak, Beech and Ash class is 3.25 pm and 3.30 pm for Sycamore, Apple, Chestnut and Willow. Please wait outside your child's classroom door for the children to be dismissed. We take the safety of the children very seriously and try to send the children out one by one, whenever possible, so we can see them getting to the right adult. Your patience and understanding is appreciated in this. Please tell your child's teacher at the start of the day or call the school to tell us if someone different is picking up your child. If someone we do not know and have not been informed about comes to pick up a child, we will ask them to wait while we call parents/carers to confirm the arrangement.

If you wish your child to walk themselves home from school, please put this in writing or an email to the office admin@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk

It is great that pupils are biking and scooting to school to stay fit and healthy. Please make sure your child gets off/on their bike/scooter at the school gate and walks it on the school paths to ensure no one gets hurt. 

Parents/carers and pupils may enjoy the grass at the front of school, but please respect the trees and plants by not picking them. For safety reasons, please don't walk behind the flowerbeds. Open windows can cause accidents.

If you arrive late before or after school, please come to the main entrance to drop off/pick up your child. 

Dogs and smoking are not allowed on the school site.