Parents’ Info

Miss Hooker sends out a fortnightly newsletter which will keep you up-to-date with what is happening at Downside Primary.  Alternatively you can download it and previous newsletters below:


The timings below are currently suspended – please refer to latest Headteacher Letter with new timings for drop off / pick up / lunches / break.

Break and lunch times will change slightly next school year.  From 4th September 2018, the timings will be as follows:-

Break time Lunch time Break time
Year R 9:45am – 10:00am 12:00pm – 1:00pm 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Year 1 10:05am – 10:20am 12:15pm – 1:45pm 2:20pm – 2:30pm
Year 2 10:30am – 10:45am 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Year 3 10:30am – 10:45am 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Year 4 10:30am – 10:45am 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Year 5 11:00am – 11.15am 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Year 6 11:00am – 11.15am 12:45pm – 1:45pm


As a reminder, children cannot be collected during their break or lunch time.  If your child has an urgent appointment which will occur during one of these periods, please collect your child prior to their break or lunch time starting.

Advance warning – attendance

From 4th September 2018, there will be changes to our Term Time Leave policy.

Please be aware that there will also be an important change in terms in punctuality.  Currently our registers close at 9:25am; from 4th September 2018, registers will close at 9:10am, meaning that any late marks before this time will be authorised but late marks after this time will be unauthorised (unless proof of a medical appointment is shown).

Further details regarding these changes will follow in September.

Parent Notices and Information

Department for Education - Coronavirus – Daily update - Translation of Guidance

Important information regarding Flu vaccination

Below are downloadable documents which can also be obtained from the school office:

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