Procedure for Dismissing Pupils

Procedure for Dismissing Pupils

This procedure has been written to ensure that all pupils are dismissed at the end of the day safely into the hands of known adults.

  • Each child can only be collected by known adults on the contact list
  • In emergencies staff will seek advice of Head or Deputy
  • Children Looked After and in Child Protection,  under no circumstances will be released to those not on pick up list, without consulting Head or Deputy first
  • Siblings or relatives under 16 are not allowed to pick up
  • Children cannot go with friends parents / neighbours/ relatives unless the parent has given permission, verbally or in writing. E.G going back to a friends, lives next door, Uncle,  etc
  • Children cannot be released to unknown adults even if giving a plausible explanation as to whom they are and the child knows them. If we don’t know you, you cannot take the pupil
  • If unknown or known  adult presents themselves, the pupil should remain on site, while we telephone parent/ carer and confirm arrangements.
  • Y6 pupils can walk home if prior written permission is obtained
  • Y6 pupils, who do not usually walk home alone, cannot accompany a “walk alone” friend, unless the parent/ carer has given permission. Again a telephone call is required to confirm the arrangements and give permission.
  • If a child is uncollected, they should be brought to the office and office staff informed they are there.  After 15 minutes, a telephone call should be made to parents. The child may be taken back to class if the delay is significant.
  • If a child is uncollected after 30 minutes, and parents are not contactable, the Head or Deputy should be notified, which may require a referral to Social Care.
  • Staff cannot take the pupil home themselves