Launcelot Primary School

Launcelot Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5EA

020 8697 2304

The School Day

Drop off & Pick Up during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we have put in place measures to ensure the safety of our school community as we fully open.

Drop off and pick up times will be staggered in order for us to adhere to social distancing guidelines as much as possible.

We ask that pupils are dropped off or picked up by only one accompanying adult.

Parents / carers will not be permitted to enter the school building or gather in groups within or outside of the school premises.

Where possible please leave your child at the gate with a member of staff and do not enter the playground.

Parents/ carers must follow the one-way system.

The table below outlines start and finish times -

Class/ Year Group Arrival Time Departure Time
Monday - Thursday Friday
Nursery 8:30am / 12:30pm 11:30 am / 3:30pm 11:30 am / 3:30 pm
Reception 8:40am  3:00pm 2:00pm
Y1 8:40am 3:00pm 2:00pm
Y2 8:40am 3:00pm 2:00pm
Y3 8:50am 3:10pm 2:10pm
Y4 8:50am 3:10pm 2:10pm
Y5 9:00am 3:20pm 2:20pm
Y6 9:00am 3:20pm 2:20pm

 Please only enter the school grounds at your assigned time. If you have siblings attending school the following must be adhered too.

  • Morning drop off - you are to arrive at the assigned time for your youngest child; your older child(ren) will be allowed to go directly to their classroom.
  • Afternoon pick up – you are to collect at the assigned time for your older child; you will then be able to pick up your younger child(ren) from their classrooms.

In order to avoid groups gathering and waiting, we will not allow you into the playground to collect your child(ren) until we can see that they are ready. We will ask you to wait in line using the markings along the school path and up Launcelot Road. Please be patient about this. It is for everyone’s safety.

Breakfast Club – 7:45am drop off. Please buzz for access via the gate at the main entrance to the school where you will be instructed to send you child(ren) to the next entrance.

Nursery – entrance will be via the Nursery Gate. Please support the social distancing guidance on school grounds when walking to and from Nursery. The path to Nursery is narrow so there will be signage asking you to keep to the left and make space if you have to pass anyone travelling in the opposite direction. Again, due to the difficulty social distancing in this part of the school, a face covering would be advisable.

 For further information regarding COVID-19 please see the Handbook for Parents/ Carers under COVID-19. 

Standard Day (non-COVID times)

Our gates open at 8:30am.

The bell rings at 8:40am.

Children then line up and come into school with their teachers.

Morning Nursery

  • 8:30am -  Gate/classrooms open
  • 11:30am – Morning Nursery ends

Afternoon Nursery

  • 12:30pm - Gate/classrooms open
  • 3:30pm – Afternoon Nursery ends

Reception – A typical day

  •  8:30am – Gate open
  • 8:40am – Classrooms open.

Children have a mix of carpet-sessions and free-flow / pupil focus sessions throughout the day.

Carpet sessions are where we will do some short bursts of whole class teaching such as phonics, shared writing or number and of course we always have story times!

In free-flow sessions children can access different areas of learning inside and outside taking opportunities to follow their interests, learn independently and develop their personal and social skills.

During free-flow sessions adults will also work with individuals and small groups, teaching new concepts and developing understanding through close observation and questioning.

  • 3:15pm – Home time (Fridays 2:15pm)

Key Stage 1 – A typical day

  • 8:30am – Gate open
  • 8:40am – Classrooms open
  • 8:45am – Key skills (eg: handwriting, spelling, number work)
  • 9:00am – Phonics
  • 9:30am – Maths
  • 10:15am –  Assembly
  • 10:30am – Playtime
  • 10:45am – Wider curriculum time
  • 11:15am - English
  • 12:00pm –  Lunch time
  • 1:00pm – Reading
  • 1:30pm – Afternoon Session (PE / science / humanities / arts)
  • 3:15pm– Home time (Fridays 2:15pm)

 Key Stage 2 – A typical day

  • 8:30am  – Gate open
  • 8:40am – Classrooms open
  • 8:45am – Key skills (eg: handwriting, spelling, number work)
  • 9:00am – Reading
  • 9:30am - Maths
  • 10:15am –  Assembly
  • 10:30am – Playtime
  • 10:45am – Wider curriculum time
  • 11:15am - English
  • 12:15pm – Lunchtime
  • 1:15pm – Afternoon session (PE / science / humanities / arts)
  • 3.15pm – Home time (Fridays 2:15pm)