Geoffrey Field Infant School

Geoffrey Field Infant School

Our School Day - As of September 2021

Timings for each year group: 


Start time

Finish time

Nursery AM






Year 1



Year 2



Nursery PM




Drop off and pick up organisation: 

Please look for signs for where to line up along the Northumberland Avenue path (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2). Nursery will be the only year group permitted entry at the Nursery gate.  

There is a one way system in place. 

There will be school staff on duty at the gates and on the playground at both drop off and pick up times. Please ask staff if you have any questions or would like help, remembering to keep an appropriate distance. 


The structure of the school day: 

Across the school break times and lunch times will also be staggered.

Teaching and Learning will cover the whole curriculum; this is the Early Years Foundation Stage for Nursery and Reception, and the National Curriculum for Years 1 and 2. 

Teaching time: 

In a normal week we spend 22.5 hours on actual teaching. This does not include time spent on the following:

  • Registration (approximately 50 minutes per week)
  • Morning Break (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes per week)
  • Collective Worship (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes per week)


Attendance and Punctuality 

Children are expected to be punctual and are expected to attend every day unless ill. Parents are requested to contact the school office (0118 9375473) before 9.30am in the event of an absence. There is an answer phone available for messages during out of school hours. For more information on attendance please click here. The gate will close at 9am, any pupils arriving after this time will need to enter via the school office. 

It is essential that reasons for absence are communicated with school.  If you are unable to phone you can also text or email the school. Any absences where parents have not communicated with school, or responded to school's attempts to communicate, to provide a reason will be recorded as unauthorised. If there are repeated or prolonged periods of absence parents may be asked to provide medical evidence in order for the absence to be logged as authorised. 



Children should wear full school uniform. Click here for more information on uniform. 


What should my child bring? 

  • A water bottle (this will be sent home every day for cleaning and refilling) 
  • A book bag (we will be sending home reading books and target cards from September) 
  • A PE kit (this will stay in school for the duration of the half term unless requested by parents to take home and wash) 




Wraparound Care: 

Premier after school provision will begin from Monday 6 September 2021. Breakfast Club will operate from Thursday 2 September 2021. Please use the For Parents tab to find out more about both of these.