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Poplars Community Primary School

Courage, Honesty, Aspiration, Kindness, Collaboration

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The School Day

The following information outlines timings, arrivals and other important information which we feel you may need and hope is useful for you.


School Day

The school gates are open at 8:25am each day. Please arrive after this time and before they close at 8:40am. Arrivals after this time will need to go through the school office.


Registers close at 8:50 am. Pupils arriving after this time will be marked as late (L). Pupils arriving after 9:15am will be marked as unauthorised late (U).


The school day ends at 3.00pm and the gates will be opened shortly before this time for you to access the site. Please make sure you park safely and sensibly around the local area. Parents are not permitted to use the staff car park at drop off or pick up times.



On the day your child has PE they need to come to school for the day in their PE kit – joggers or shorts, t-shirt and hoodie/jumper and trainers. They will stay in their PE kit for the whole day. All PE, weather permitting, will be outdoors.  


Hours of Education

Start of the school day (Monday-Friday) - 8:40am. Soft start from 8:25.

End of the school day (Monday-Friday) - 3:00pm

Total hours in education per day: 6 hours and 20 minutes

Total hours in education per week: 31 hours and 40 minutes



Contacting the School

Our email, is always available and you can expect a response between 8:30am and 4:00pm and our phone line, 01502 565757 is open between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Outside of these times, please leave an answerphone message.