The School Day

September 2021 - July 2022 

School Start & Finish

 Please see below for specific details. We will continue to operate the 1 way system of entering and leaving the ks1 playground.

YR & Y1:     Drop of 8.45am-9.00am     
Y1:              Collect 2.55-3.10pm   Main Gate     
YR:              Collect from rear gate at the hall side of the school building.

Y2/Y3/Y4:   Drop of 8.45am-9.00am        Collect 2.55-3.10pm     Main Gate

Y5 & Y6:     Drop of 8.45am-9.00am        Collect 2.55-3.10pm     Main Gate

Drop & Go:   Children to use the front entrance once dropped off

Siblings:      Can arrive together

Home Alone: Pupils who walk home alone to leave by the front office

Please note parents on not permitted on the playground during the morning drop off.  Staff will escort children from the gate.


Currently we have our whole school celebration assembly remotely on a Monday morning where we celebrate weekly achievements.

On a Tuesday afternoon we have 'zone assemblies' with Miss Jackson in the hall.

YR & Y1 - 1.15 - 1.30pm

Y2/Y3/Y4 - 1.30 -1.45pm

Y5 & Y6 - 1.45 - 2pm 

On a Thursday, beginning in the Spring Term, we will have 'zone assemblies' with Mrs Warner in the hall.

YR & Y1 - 1.15 - 1.30pm

Y2/Y3/Y4 - 1.30 - 1.45pm

Y5 & Y6 - 1.45 - 2pm  

Lunchtime and Breaks

Lunch times and break times are staggered to reduce the numbers in any one area. These are in the same zones as mentioned above. 


There is a cleaner on site from mid-morning.  She will clean surfaces, toilets and door handles etc. throughout the day.  Electronic devices are cleaned at the end of the day and any equipment used by pupils is also cleaned.  Cleaning wipes will be in all classrooms, so staff can ensure main contact points (door handles, switches, tables, chairs etc.) are wiped regularly.  Outdoor equipment i.e. go-karts must have contact points wiped clean before being put away.

Movement Through School

There is a strict one-way system in place.  Side external doors must be used to move to the front of school, hall etc.  Arrows will be on the floor and must be followed to avoid zones meetings. Movement through school to be minimised, when possible, and children will not  be sent on messages.  Staff will use walkie talkies daily and these will be in use to ensure effective communication and sharing of relevant information throughout school across the course of the day.   

Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES