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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the site. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The School day is 8:55am -3:25pm (32.5 hrs. education per week).

Important Information - Starting School

We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to Parkside Primary School. Here is some important information and reminders!

  • The first day of school is Thursday 3rd September for children in Year 1 through to Year 6 - The school day start and end times are listed below.

  • Reception’s transition days are Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September – You will have been given your allocated transition day via email. All Reception children will be in attendance together as a regular school day from Monday 7th September.

  • Families with children who have different drop off and collection times are asked to drop ALL children off at the earliest time of their children's year groups and collect at the latest time of their children's year groups. Children being dropped off earlier than their regular start time due to multiple siblings are to be dropped off at the appropriate Discovery Den. Discovery Den for Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Children is located in the Early Years Building – Use the Main Entrance Door. Discovery Den for Year 2 to Year 6 – Usual Entrance Location – Under the Canopy in the KS1 Playground.

  • Entry into the school is through the Bradshaw Way entrance - Exit through the Ashdale Drive Entrance. Please adhere to 1 metre social distancing during drop off and collection.

  • Snack (Year 1 - Year 6) and School Dinners (Year 1 - Year 6) must be booked in advance and can now be booked via ParentPay.

**Please note that school dinners for the new Reception Intake cannot be booked via ParentPay until Saturday 5th September for the following week as a new ParentPay account will need to be generated. Reception children will need to attend school with a packed lunch from home on their transition day this week. Snack is provided free of charge in Reception**

  • Medication Forms are available on the school website for completion if your child requires medication in school. These can be emailed to the office –

Start and Finish Times are as follows:

Year 6 and Year 5:

Enter the school site at 8:30am

Leaving time is 3:00pm


Year 4 and Year 3

Enter the school site at 8:40am

Leaving time is 3:10pm


Year 2 and Year 1

Enter the school site at 8:50am

Leaving time is 3:20pm


Reception and Little Explorers Nursery:

Enter the school site at 9:00am

Leaving time is 3:30pm


Please refer to the Map below indicating the entrances to the classrooms.