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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



5th September 2018

Children return to School after Summer Holidays

Monday 8th October 2018

Harvest Assembly

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Individual School Photographs

Friday 19th October 2018

Last day - finish at 3pm

Monday 29th October 2018

School restarts

Monday 5th November 2018

Diwali Day

Thursday 8th November 2018, 6.30-7.30pm

Early Years & Primary SEN Support Group

Friday 9th November 2018

Sensory Light Walk

Monday 19th November 2018

Parents Evening - 3.15 to 5.00pm

Thursday 22nd November 2018

Parents Evening - 4.30 to 6.30pm

Thursday 29th November 2018,

Early Years & Primary SEN Support Group

Saturday 1st December 2018

Christmas Fayre

Thursday 6th December 2018

Early Years & Primary SEN Support Group

Friday 21st December 2018

Early Closure for Christmas Holiday - 12.45pm

Monday 7th January 2019

School Restarts

Thursday 17th January 2019, 6.30-7.30pm

Early Years & Primary SEN Support Group

Thursday 31st January 2019, 6.30-7.30pm

Early Years & Primary SEN Support Group

Friday 15th February 2019, 3.00pm

School finished for half-term holidays

Monday 25th February 2019

School restarts

Thursday 28th February 2019, 6.30-7.30pm

Early Years & Primary SEN Support Group

School Calendar

Hampshire School Year Dates 2018-2019

Hampshire School Year dates 2019-2020