Offwell Primary School
Be well; Learn well; Live well; Offwell

Key Information


We aim to work closely with all our parents and carers.  Staff are available on the playground at the start and end of every day for those important ‘catch up’ things.  A close partnership between parents/carers, the school and your child is essential to a happy, successful primary school experience – please do keep in touch!

Key information

The school is organised into four main classes:

  • Ash:       Pre-school and Reception
  • Willow:  Year 1 and Year 2
  • Beech:   Year 3 and Year 4
  • Oak:       Year 5 and Year 6

School times

  • Morning Session:   8.40 am ‑ 12.00 noon
    Break from:            10.30 am – 10.45 am
  • Lunch:                    12.00 noon ‑ 1.00 pm
  • Afternoon session: 1.00 pm ‑ 3.15 pm

The school gates are opened every morning by a member of staff at 8.35 am. Parents are encouraged to accompany Ash children to their classroom. Children in the other classes line up on the playground and are taken into class by their teacher. The official start time is 8.40 am and registration closes at 9.00 am.

At the end of the school day, to ensure the children’s safety, we supervise their exit from school allowing them to leave only when we see the person picking them up, unless going home by bus/taxi. Parents should wait in the junior playground.


There is plenty of parking available for parents /carers and visitors in the nearby Village Hall car park. We request that you refrain from parking outside the school to avoid congestion in the village and to ensure the safety of the children.

Term dates

Information concerning the dates of the beginning and ending of terms, half terms and additional holidays can be found on the website. These are given to parents at the beginning of the Autumn term. Any amendments are notified through the weekly newsletter.

Absence from school

It is important children attend school as regularly as possible. If an absence during term time is unavoidable, an Absence Request form (obtainable from school) should be completed and returned to Mrs Legg before the absence is taken or booked (for holiday). It is particularly important parents bear in mind the period leading up to and including KS1/2 SATs and the beginning of a new school year, as these are difficult times for children to miss and will not be authorised. In certain circumstances, following a period of unauthorised absence, in accordance with LEA/Government guidance, a Penalty Notice resulting in a fine, may be issued.