St. Bartholomew's C.E. Primary School

Kindness, Respect and Perseverance

Headteacher Daniel Meyer
St Bartholomew’s C.E. Primary School
The Peak, Sydenham, London. SE 26 4LJ
020 8699 8537

Our School

Our School Day

School starts promptly at 9am (classrooms open from 8.50am)

The main school gate in The Peak cul-de-sac is accessible throughout the school day although you will have to “buzz” at times.  The side gates in Peak Hill and Carlton Terrace are only opened between 8.45am and 9.05am and 3.20pm and 3.45pm to ensure the safety of our children.

If you are late arriving in the morning (after 9am)

Please go to the office to get a late slip and be added to the register.  Younger children will be taken to their classrooms by office staff as parents should not be going to class doors after 9am. 

The school day is split into two sessions – morning and afternoon.  Please note that if you arrive after 9.30am, your child will get an “unauthorised absence” mark for that morning.

School finishes at 3.30pm (3.20pm for Reception/EYFS classes)

Except on the last day before the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays when school closes at 2pm prompt.  

If you need to change your usual picking-up arrangements, please telephone the office on 020 8699 8537 BEFORE 2.00pm wherever possible.  

Children who are more than 15 mins late being collected at the end of the school day (i.e. after 3.45pm) will be cared for in our “late room” and the part of our Charging Policy relating to late-collected children will apply.

If your child is absent/ill

On each day your child is going to be absent or is ill, please phone the office on 020 8699 8537 before 9am – if we are busy, please leave a message by choosing the appropriate option.  You will need to tell us (a) your child’s name (b) their class and (c) clear reasons for their absence (in more detail than just “unwell” please).  The only exception is for absences already notified to the office e.g. pre-booked medical appointments or approved, in-term holidays.

Lunch times

Reception and Year 1 – 12 noon to 1pm.

Year 2 to Year 6 – 12:15pm to 1:15pm.

The lunch-hour is split between time in the dinner hall and time in the playground.  As well as our wonderful Meals Supervisors, we have the services of our Fit for Sport coach during the lunch-hour who organises playground games with the children.  Children are allocated time on the trim trail each week. 

During wet playtimes or lunchtimes, staff are allocated to each classroom to help keep the children occupied with indoor games or drawing etc.