Merton Park Primary School

The school day 

Our school day begins at 8.55am but children from Reception to Year 6 may go in to class from 8.45 am, once the school gates have been opened.  They will have some early work to complete until the school day starts at 8.55 am with registration. This means that the length of the school week is 32.5 hours. 

At the end of the day the children can be collected from the playground at 3.25 pm. 

The Nursery sessions run from 8.40 am until 11.40  am in the morning and from 12.20 pm  until 3.20 pm in the afternoon.  We also have 30 hour nursery places; these children stay all day in our Nursery. At the beginning and end of the session, parents and carers should use the  Nursery gate and make their way to the door, where they will be met by the Nursery  staff.

Parents or carers are welcome to have a quick chat with teachers after school when they pick up their child from the classroom.  However, please appreciate that the teacher has up to 30 children to dismiss, so please make an appointment to speak to the teacher if you need a longer conversation.

There are three entrances into the school site. There are two gates on Erridge Road, one leading onto the main playground and one onto the Early Years area.  These gates are locked during the school day. The third gate is on Church Lane and during the school day access is through this gate, by entry phone.  All visitors must report to the school office after they have entered the school site.  Our office staff will help you with any questions or problems, however small. They will deliver messages and any forgotten school equipment and they will collect children who have a medical or other appointment.