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School Day & Activity Clubs

School start and finish times

The school gates open at 8.35am for drop-off for all classes and close at 8.45am, when morning registration takes place.

Children enter the school grounds as follows:

Reception - via the Reception gate next to the office entrance

Years 1-6 - via the main gate

The school gates open for pick up for Reception class at 3.05pm and for all other years at 3.10pm. This is to allow parents to collect their younger children first, and have time to walk round to the main school gates to collect older siblings.

Children should be picked up from the school grounds as follows:

Reception - via the Reception gate

Years 1-6 - via the main gate

Total weekly figure for the compulsory time pupils spend in school: 32hrs 5mins (31hrs 40mins for Reception).

After the October half term, we will be changing our hours very slightly to meet the government's requirements for all schools to provide 32.5 hours of schooling. For us, this will mean adding an additional 5 minutes to the end of the day and the whole school will finish at 3.15pm, including Berry, our reception class.


  • Reception & Key Stage 1


  • Key Stage 2


There is a 15 minute break in the morning for all classes and an afternoon break year group dependent

Walking/Cycling Home Alone

At Lime Tree, we aim to foster pupils’ independence, and quite a few of our Year 5 and 6 children walk/cycle home alone. For them to be able to do this the parent will need to fill out our Unescorted Travel Form and get prior agreement from the school. Once this has been completed and seen by the school the class teachers will release them at the end of the day.

If your child is attending an internal afterschool club and leaving the school premises later than normal an email giving extra consent will be needed to

If your child is attending an external company afterschool club then specific agreement will need to be made by the parent with the club direct.

Afterschool activities

The school hosts various after school clubs which are designed to enrich your child's learning.

Bookings for the Autumn Term have now begun. The clubs will run for the whole of the term.

Booking and payment for internal clubs is done via Parentpay. For external clubs this will be done direct via their own website.

IMPORTANT: When making the booking via parentpay please supply details of two emergency contacts, and any medical requirements within the notes section, prior to proceeding to payment.

Letter for club sign up - Autumn Term 2022.docx.pdf

Other Activities

Kingston Music Services

Instrumental and Vocal Tuition

Kingston Music Service (KMS) is the lead organisation for the Kingston Music Education Hub which is funded by Arts Council England. The service provides instrumental and vocal music lessons to young people in Kingston’s schools and music centres. We are very lucky at Fern Hill to be one of the schools KMS tutors teach at.

If you would like your child to learn an instrument, please contact KMS directly either by email at or by telephone on 020 8547 5050.

You can find out more about KMS and the services they provide on their website: