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The School Day

Dates and Times

Time of Day

Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Morning 9.05am

9.15 - 11.45 a.m.

9.15 - 12.30 p.m.


12.25 - 3.00 p.m.

1.10 - 3.00 p.m.

Although the school day does not formally begin until 9.15 a.m., the children should arrive in school between 9.05 a.m. and 9.15 a.m, and then go straight to classrooms. The school office is open from 8.30 a.m- 4.30 p.m. After 4.30pm please leave a message on the answering service. Please ring if you have any queries or questions.

It is the responsibility of the parent / carer to contact the school on the first morning of the child’s absence. This can be done by leaving a message on the answer phone or phoning when the school office opens at 8.00am. In any case a parent/ carer should contact prior to 9.30am. If this contact is not made Riverside School will contact the parent/carer by telephone or, if the parent is unobtainable, send a text message or write a letter requesting information.

The Head teacher will only consider authorising an absence during term time where an application has been made in advance and where she is satisfied that there are exceptional or special circumstances to justify the request. The DfE (2013) now state that leave of absence requests for holidays should not be granted.

It is acknowledged that due to individual needs of pupils at Riverside School, the Head teacher may apply special consideration to requests for compassionate leave or where a parent/carer can demonstrate external funding has been awarded to a family for a holiday.

The school runs an ‘Early Bird’ Club for children who need to arrive in school early - from 8.35am



Monday 3rd June 2019

Professional Day (Staff in school only)

Tuesday 4th June 2019

School restarts for Children.

Saturday 15th June 2019

School Summer Fayre

Monday 8th July 2019, 3.15-4.30pm

Parents Evening

Thursday 11th July 2019, 4.30-6.30pm

Parents Evening

Monday 22nd July 2019

Sports Day

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Sport Day

Tuesday 23rd July 2019, 3.00pm

School finishes for Summer Holidays

Wednesday 4th September 2019

School restarts

Thursday 26th September 2019, 9.30-11.30am

Early Bird Course - Information Meeting

Friday 25th October 2019, 3.00pm

School breaks for Half-term Holidays

Monday 4th November 2019

School restarts

Friday 20th December 2019

School breaks for Christmas Holidays

Monday 6th January 2020

School restarts

Friday 14th February 2020

School breaks for Half-term Holidays

Monday 24th February 2020

School restarts

Friday 3rd April 2020

School breaks for Easter Holidays

Monday 20th April 2020

School restarts

Monday 4th May 2020

May Bank Holiday

Friday 22nd May 2020

School breaks for Half-term Holidays

Monday 1st June 2020

School retarts

Wednesday 22nd  July 2020

School breaks for Summer Holidays

School Calendar

Hampshire School Year Dates 2018-2019

Hampshire School Year dates 2019-2020