The School Day

Part of the Day Time
School Begins and Registration 8:55 am
Session 1 9:00 am
Break 10:45 am
Session 2 11:00 am

12:15 pm (Willow & Ash)

12:30pm (Elm, Oak & Beech)

Session 3 1:15 pm (All)
Break 2:45 pm (Foundation and KS1 Only)
Session 4 3:00 pm
End of the Day 3:30 pm

Severe Weather Conditions

It will be the aim of the school to maintain “business as usual” throughout the year, but there may be circumstances beyond our control and we will adopt a “common sense” approach at all times. On days when there may be severe weather (heavy snow or ice), parents are advised to check that school will be open before sending the children to school. The main line of communication will be via the Text2Parents system, emails, this website, South Gloucestershire’s website and local media (Radio Bristol, Heart FM). If no announcement is broadcast, please assume that Trinity School will be operating as normal.

School Day Procedure

On Arrival:

  • Children should arrive at school between 8:50am and 9:00am and come onto the playground.  Please note children should not be left at school any earlier than 8.50am.  Children are not allowed into the school  before this time unless specific permission from a member of staff.
  • We encourage punctuality, to ensure each child has the opportunity to begin the school day successfully.
  • When the “Start of School” bell sounds the children should line up in their classes on the playground.
  • On wet mornings children are permitted to go directly to their classes via the playground.

Late Arrival:

  • If a child arrives late for school the parent or carer should bring the child to the School Office and sign them in.

School Absence:

  • If a child is unable to attend School, they must ring the School as soon as possible.

End of School and Collection:

  • Children should be collected at 3.30 p.m.
  • Any child going home on their own must leave the school as soon as they have been dismissed from their class unless they are attending an after school club.
  • If Parents or Carers are going to be late to collect their children, they should notify the School Office as soon as possible.  Children will wait in the school building after 3.40pm.



Below is some general guidance. We will issue ‘Parking Guidelines’ in due course.

Dropping off

Do: Don’t:

Use the drop-off area 8.50-9.00 a.m.

Stop long enough to allow your child or children to exit the vehicle*

Pull as far forward and as close to, but not on, the kerb as possible

Wait and keep children safely inside the vehicle with seatbelts on if you are not immediately adjacent to the walkway

Park elsewhere and walk in if you need to pass a message or drop something off

Park in the drop-off area before 8.50 a.m.

Leave vehicles unattended or with the driver’s door left open at any time

Pull around the car in front

Allow your children to exit the vehicle if you are not immediately adjacent to the walkway

Leave vehicles unattended in order to pass a message or drop something off


*school understands that child locks may mean it is necessary for someone to exit the vehicle in order to open the passenger side back door

Breakfast Club (Pumpkins) dropping off;

Do: Don’t:

Park in the drop-off area between 8.00-8.30 a.m. and escort your child or children into the building

Pull as far forward and as close to the kerb as possible

Park in the school car park

Leave your engine running


School car park

Do: Don’t:

Park in the dedicated bay if you are a ‘Blue Badge’ holder

Park in the middle of the car park (in a line) if you are a ‘Blue Badge’ holder and the dedicated bay is occupied

Take care when crossing to the footpath with your child or children

When on foot use the walkways and pedestrian gate only

Observe a 5mph limit

Park in the school car park if you do not have a ‘Blue Badge’

Drive across the walkway and park adjacent to the boiler room and bin store- even if the barrier is not in place

Allow children to move around the car park or cross to the walkway unsupervised

When on foot walk through the main car park vehicular entry gate (where there is no walkway)

Roads around the school

Do: Don’t:

Observe the advisory 20mph speed limit

Observe road markings such as yellow zig-zags

Consider pedestrians when parking

Allow sufficient space for larger vehicles such as tractors or the school bus to pass

Turn off you engine when stationary

Go above 20mph

Park on yellow markings

Obstruct pavements or crossing points

Park away from the kerb

Leave your engine running

Use your phone when in control of your vehicle