School Times

The benefits of good attendance and punctuality are clearly recognisable in that children are enabled to gain full access to the school's curriculum, and therefore have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The school seeks for parent partnership in working together to promote a positive attitude to punctuality and regular, full attendance.

It is important that your child arrives at school on time each day. Registration takes place at the beginning of each morning and afternoon session. Children can feel at a disadvantage if they arrive late.

If your child has a medical or dental appointment during school time please inform the class teacher or school in advance. In the interest of your child's safety we do not allow children to go out of school without written notice from a parent or guardian.

Parents are requested to inform school of the reason for their child's absence as soon as possible, either by telephone, personal contact or letter. We would be grateful if you could let us know the nature of the illness and where possible predicted length of absence.

Foundation Stage 2/ Reception/Year 1

8.55am - 12.00pm 1.00pm - 3.20pm

Year 2

8.55am - 12.15pm 1.15pm - 3.20pm

Key Stage 2

8.55am - 12.15pm 1.15pm - 3.20pm


School begins at 8.55. We ask that children be in the school playground by 8.50 and NO EARLIER than 8.45.

From 8.45 children can go straight into class.  Children need to be in school for 8.45 so that they are ready to learn at 8.55. 

A member of staff is on duty on the yard and the gate from 8.45.


Ash Croft Primary Academy

Deepdale Lane, Sinfin, Derby DE24 3HF

Main Contact: Miss E Luff

SEN Contact: Mr C Mills

01332 764160