Children in EYFS and KS1 must be collected by an adult who is the primary care-giver or who has been given written permission to do so by the primary care-giver.
Children in KS2 may walk home by themselves if the primary care-giver has given written permission for this and staff are satisfied that the particular child will be adequately safeguarded.
Permission may be sought, from a member of the school safeguarding team, for children to be collected by an older sibling (no younger than 14 years old).
The primary care-giver should inform school of any changes to the collection arrangements.
A member of staff may decide not to allow a child to go with a particular adult if there are any safeguarding concerns.
Parents may provide school with a secret password that only people with the authority to collect children will know (children should not be aware of this password.)
In exceptional circumstances, where contact cannot be made with the primary care-giver, a member of staff may decide to accompany the child home - either on foot or in their car with an escort (following the driving risk assessment).