Times of School Day

Morning Session:  9.15 -12:00 pm

Lunch Time: 12:00 -1.00 pm

Afternoon Session: 1.00 -3.15 pm

We have staggered the times with taxis to ensure the safe and secure arrival and departure of our pupils:

Morning drop is 9.15am for transported children and 9.20am for parent drop off

Afternoon collection is 3pm for transported children and 3.15pm for parent collection




School uniform is not compulsory at Battledown but if pupils would like to wear it, branded sweatshirts,  cardigans, polo shirts and t-shirts can be ordered from from our uniform supplier, Brigade.

Our School Uniform Policy

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Free School Meals

For more information on Free School Meals, please click on the button below.

Apply for Free School Meals

School Dinner Menu

For children entitled to/opting for a cooked lunch, please see this term’s menu.

Summer menu

Local Authority Transport

All Transport arrangements are supervised centrally by staff at Shire Hall who are responsible for placing the contracts with transport companies.

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Emergency School Closures

In the unlikely event of the school having to close – perhaps due to snow, power failure or sickness – there is a website to keep parents informed of the situation.

Please click the button below to access GCC’s school closure page. Updates will also be made on local radio stations such as BBC Radio Gloucestershire. There is also a Twitter feed @Glos_schools

School Closure Page

Useful Information

School’s Out for Summer – please click the link below for information on keeping Children safe online during the Summer holidays


Keeping Children Safe Online

Free Educational Resources – Please click the link to view educational resources provided by the Child Accident Prevention Trust


Please see information for parents and carers regarding school attendance. For further information regarding attendance, please refer to the attendance handbook which can be found on the Attendance page.


If your child is ill, please call school on 01242 525472 or message the class team via Class Dojo before 9am each day to advise the reason/s for your child’s absence.

Requesting an absence

If you wish to request an absence for your child during term time, please download the absence request form, complete it and send it to the Headteacher for consideration and authorisation.  All these can be found the Attendance page.

Absence Request Form


parent payWe use ParentPay here at the school as a preferred method of payment for school lunches. Please contact the admin team if you require your login details.

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Parent View

Parent View gives yParentView-small-squareou the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.

Click ‘Give your Views’ to register and complete a survey to help your child’s school improve.

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