Chester Park Junior School

Positive, Resilient, Meaningful.

Abingdon Road, Bristol, Avon, BS163NX
Head teacher Mr Mike McNama


School start and finish times


From Monday 4th November 2019, we will be welcoming children at the start of the day in a different way. Currently children wait in the playground, then line up and walk in. Learning is often delayed as the unstructured time at the start of the day and leading a large group of children into the school is time consuming and challenging.

We will now open the doors at 8:55am and children will come into school as soon as they arrive. For Years 3 and 4 this will be straight in through their classroom doors. For Year 5, this will be through the first door on the right after you come in through the main gate. For Year 6, this will be through the door near the trim trail. Teachers will be in the classroom to greet the children.

To ensure we are keeping children safe, adults must not come into the school at any time via any door other than the main entrance (by the office) where they must sign in.

There will be members of staff at each door as well as on the main gate. If you have a message for your child’s teacher, it can be passed on through this member of staff. The main gate will open at 8:50am.

The gate will close at 9:05am as this is the time that teachers take the register. Children must arrive at school before this time. 

The relationships between parents and teachers are very important to us and for that reason teachers are available to talk with you at the end of each day as class teachers will dismiss their classes as usual. If you would like to talk to your child’s teacher, after school is more appropriate as it will not impact on the safety or learning time of the class. If you have an urgent message in the morning, please pass it on quickly if your child is in Year 3 or 4. If your child is in Year 5 or 6, please pass it on through the member of staff who is at the door.

These new procedures are being implemented to give children a good start to the day and a settled start to their learning time.

School starts in the Junior School at 9.05am.

Promptness and good attendance is a strength of our school, and if your child arrives late, they need to sign in at the school office as classroom doors will be locked for safeguarding purposes. These children will be marked in the registers as being late. Any child arriving late after the registers are closed at 9.15am will be marked with a U code, which is an unauthorised absence.

Gates are opened again at 3.25pm ready for you to collect your children promptly.

Thank you for working with us to support your child's good attendance!