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Holy Rood

Catholic Primary School

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Covid 19 - School day start and finish times

Please see the table for the staggered start and end times:


Year group Start time End time
Reception - Kingfishers 8.50-9.00 3.20-3.30
Reception - Badgers 8.40-8.50 3.10-3.20
Reception - Owls 8.30-8.40 3.00-3.10
Year 1 8.30-8.45 3.00-3.15
Year 2 8.45-9.00 3.15-3.30
Year 3 8.45-9.00 3.15-3.30
Year 4 9.00-9.15 3.30-3.45
Year 5 8.30-8.45 3.00-3.15
Year 6 8.15-8.30 2.45-3.00


PE Days

On your child's allocated PE day, we request they come into school dressed in their PE kits:


Reception Thursday
Year 1 Tuesday
Year 2 Wednesday
Year 3 Monday
Year 4 Thursday
Year 5 Friday
Year 6 Tuesday



The governors and staff positively encourage the wearing of school uniform.  The variety of school clothing now available is smart, practical and economical and promotes equality for all. 

Our School Uniform Supplier

Our uniform is available from the above supplier. They have all the uniform needed in stock and can order specific sizes if needed.  All items that do not have the school logo on may be purchased from any supermarket or uniform retail outlet.


School colours:

Blue polo shirt. 

School tracksuit or Grey trousers/Grey shorts (suitable for school activities)

Navy pullover/navy cardigan/school sweatshirt

Grey skirt/pinafore dress

Blue and white checked or striped dress (summer)


PE Kit:  Blue shorts, white T shirt and daps – to be kept in PE kit bag


Currently children are required to wear their PE kit into school on their PE Day


Please ensure that all items of school clothing are clearly marked with your child’s name and contact the school office if your child has lost something.


Due to Covid 19 the following daily timings are temporarily suspended

Our School Day 


Groundwell Road Site


Gates open at 7.30am for those wishing to use the Breakfast Club facility.  Please see Breakfast Club page for more information.


For all other children:

Doors open for children only at 8.35am and the gates will close at 8.55am. All teachers and support staff will be in class to welcome and assist the children.


Classes are allocated their own point of entry:

  • Kingfishers, Badgers, Owls and Hedgehogs at the Durham Street entrance
  • Robins and Squirrels at the Groundwell Road entrance
  • Mallards classroom door


Reception Lunchtime - 11.45am - 12.45pm

Year 1 and Year 2 -  12.00 - 1:00pm


School ends at 3.05pm

Reception children are collected through the rear garden area next to Holy Rood Church.

Class 5 leave through their classroom door.

Class 4  and Class 7 leave by the Groundwell Road exit.

Class 6 leave by the main entrance.


Baptism Assemblies are celebrated on the last Wednesday of the month.  Letters will be sent out to parents inviting them to this celebration in the month your child was Baptised.


Upham Road Site - Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children


Gates open at 7.30am for those wishing to use the Breakfast Club facility.  Please see Breakfast Club page for more information.


For all other children: The doors will open at 8.30am and the children will go straight to their classrooms. The gates and the school doors will close promptly at 8.45am


Classes are allocated their own point of entry:

  • Year 3 - their own classroom door leading from the patio
  • Year 4 - their own classroom door leading from the patio
  • Year 5 - the door at the side of the building next to the tranquillity garden
  • Year 6 - the door from the ICT suite, next to the school kitchen


School ends at 3.10pm