The Heys Primary School

Explore, Discover and Grow

Whiteacre Road, Ashton-under-lyne, Lancashire, OL6 9NS, United Kingdom


School Day

‘You can’t teach an empty chair…’

At The Heys we believe that good attendance and punctuality are very important and reward this.

If a child attends school regularly we are confident that they will be happy and successful at school. Good attendance helps children to establish positive friendships and make good progress in all aspects of their learning and development.

Attendance and punctuality are monitored closely and the parents of any child whose attendance or punctuality causes us any concern, will be invited in to school to discuss the how school can support at home. Where appropriate, a plan will be put into place to ensure that attendance and punctuality improve. We encourage good punctuality at school, as latecomers disrupt not only their own learning but that of other pupils in their class.

We actively discourage any leave in term time and leave will not be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. Unauthorised leave will be reported to the Local Authority and Penalty Notices will be issued where appropriate.

School begins at 8.55am prompt for everyone. The school doors are open for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 from 8-45 – 55am. Please do not let your children arrive before this time as there is no-one available to make sure they are safe.

Children arriving after 8.55am, will get a late mark.

We have a mid-morning break, and lunch is between 12-10pm and 1-10pm. EYFS children go for dinner at 11-50pm. Nursery finish at 11.55 am.

School finishes at 3-20pm for Foundation and Key Stage 1 and 3-30pm for Key Stage 2.