Fairfield Infant School

Everyone is valued and learning is fun

Our School Day

School Timings


Our school hours are 8.50am to 3.05pm.  Children can be dropped at the appropriate entrance to their class from 8.35am each day and we encourage children to come into class on their own.  We believe this encourages independence and gets the school day started on time.  If you feel that your child needs different arrangements please arrange to meet the class teacher or Mrs Rachel Cook, our SENDCo.


We allow parents in Year R to come in for a few days/week if needed but encourage them to say goodbye at the classroom door.


Start of the Day Arrangements


  • Drop off times for all children are between 8.35am and 8.50am. Registration is open from 8.35am.
  • Please enter the school grounds via the walkway to the right of the school and bring your child directly to the playground. There you will see clear marker posts showing the animal which represents your child’s named class, close to their entrance. A member of staff from your child’s class will be on hand to greet your child and direct children to their entrance. This is also an opportunity for you to pass on any vital messages and information for the day.
  • We ask you to enter and exit the school site from the main gates and exit the same way. The school driveway should not be used entered the school. 
  • Please note that the driveway is not accessible as a pedestrian route.
  • Access is also prohibited via the black gate from the staff car park onto the playground at any time.
  • The car park is for staff use only. Children being dropped off or collected from the wrap-around provision or another after-school club must access the site via the walkway to the right of the school. This is to ensure the safety of all children, parents and members of our Fairfield Community at all times.


If you arrive at school after 8.50am children must be taken to the school office to be signed in.


End of the Day Arrangements

  • The end of the school day for all children is 3.05pm.
  • You will be able to enter the playground area at around 3.00pm. We use class marker posts. Please find a space to wait close to your child’s post but leave the space in front of the posts to allow the staff to safely handover all children.


Please click on the link below if you would like to know more about Before and After School Care at Fairfield.


Fairfield Infant School has a policy of NO SMOKING/VAPING anywhere on the school premises. we respectively request that you do not smoke or vape near the school entrances/exits.


Parents are NOT PERMITTED to use the staff car park or driveway for the dropping off or collecting of children at any time including to attend Before or After School Care.  Anyone who would benefit from using a disabled parking space please contact the school office for further details.


Dogs are not permitted on the school premises (except Guide Dogs).


We ask that scooters and bikes are not ridden once children enter the school gates. Please dismount before entering the school gates. There is storage for these at the front of the school. Please do NOT bring bikes or scooters onto the school playground.