Holt Farm Infant School
Ashingdon Road Rochford SS4 1RS
Tel: 01702 544058
Fax: 01702 530076
email: admin@holtfarm-inf.essex.sch.uk
Attendance & Punctuality

We believe that good attendance is essential if our chldren are to take full advantage of school life and gain the educational and social skills which will equip them for their futures.  It is important too, that children arrive at and leave school on time. Arriving late is very disruptive to the whole class and upsetting for the child.


The School Day

Breakfast Club opens at 7.45am

Breakfast Club runs from 7.45 am - 8.45am. Children registered for Breakfast Club can attend Monday - Friday for a hot or cold breakfast and fun activities in a relaxed and sociable environment. The club is run by members of our support staff. The club is available for Infant and Junior School children. Juniors are escorted to the Junior School office in time for start of school.


School opens at 8.45am

Children come into school from 8.45-9.00am. The gates open at 8.45am and children go through to their classrooms. The gates close at 8.55am and any children arriving after this time should enter the school via the office.


Registration 9.00am - 9.10am

Registers are taken from 9.00-9.10am any child arriving after 9.10am will receive a late mark in the register. It is very important that children arrive on time as late arrivals cause disruption to the whole class.


First Morning Session

The first teaching and learning session of the day when the children take part in literacy, numeracy and other activities.


Morning Snack 10.15am

The children have a fruit snack and a drink - either milk or water. Milk is ordered in advance via Cool Milk. See the link on the left hand side of this page.


Morning Play 10.30-10.45am

Children go out to play or in wet weather they have "wet play" in the classrooms.


Assembly 10.45-11.00am

The whole school meets for assembly every day. Assemblies are themed and are led either by the Headteacher, a member of the teaching staff or a visitor from the community.


Second Morning Session

The second teaching and learning session of the day when the children take part in literacy, numeracy and other activities.


Lunchtime 12.00 - 1.10pm

The children eat their lunches at tables in the hall either a cooked lunch or a packed lunch brought from home. Childen may also go home for lunch. For more information about school meals see our school meals page. After eating their lunch the children go outside to play or to the classrooms to play if it is wet.


Afternoons 1.10pm-3.10pm

During the afternoon teaching and learning sessions take part in foundation subjects; geography, history, art, design technology, and ICT. There is a timetable for each class to use the computer suite.


School ends at 3.10pm

Parents/carers collect their child from their classroom door. If a child is to be collected by a friend or another family member notification of this must be given to the classteacher or to the office in advance. Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the office and the parent/carer contacted by phone.


After School Clubs 3.20pm-4.20pm

See the Clubs page for more information



The School Day
PE Days



Jade - Monday & Wednesday

Emerald - Tuesday & Friday

Topaz - Monday & Wednesday

Sapphire - Tuesday & Thursday

Amethyst - Wednesday & Friday

Garnet - Tuesday & Thursday

Pearl - Thursday

Diamond Tuesday

Ruby - Wednesday

Special Assemblies

On Friday we have our celebration assembly when we celebrate achievements, birthdays and award the attendance cup to the class with the best attendance that week.




Cool Milk

Milk can be ordered for morning break through Cool Milk. Children entitled to Free School Meals can have free school milk. Please enquire at the office.