Radipole Primary School

Enjoy Achieving Together

School Day


Our current school day is operating slightly differently to normal, as we try to keep bubbles and year groups separated as much as possible. We are therefore operating a staggered start and finish time system, which is detailed below. The original school day times are listed below them.


Current timings, while we keeping separate bubbles:


Please follow the one-way system around the school grounds.


Please try not to arrive before your given start time if at all possible.


No one needs to arrive before 8.40.


Parents with children in multiple year groups can drop the later-starting children off early. For example, if you had a child in Year 1 and Year 3, you could drop the Year 1 child off at the Year 3 start time of 8.45, to avoid having to wait or do multiple circuits of the one-way system. 


  • Reception: start at 9am and finish at 3pm.
  • Year 1 & 2: start at 8.55 and finish at 3.10
  • Year 3 & 4: start at 8.50 and finish at 3.15
  • Year 5 & 6: start at 8.45 and finish at 3.20


Please try to arrive as close to the finish time as possible to avoid having to wait.


Please leave the grounds promptly.


Children should not play on the equipment or the field after school.


Timings under more normal circumstances:




Children will be supervised after 8.40am and should not arrive at school before this time.


They go into class at 8.55am children arriving after 9.00am will be recorded as late and after 9.10am as an unauthorised absence.




Both key stages have a morning break of 15 minutes.




At the end of the school day, children in reception and years 1, 2 and 3 need to be collected from their classrooms.


Children in years 4, 5 and 6 are dismissed from their class bases and should return to their teacher if they cannot find the adult who is meeting them, or stay with their teacher if they are waiting for an adult to arrive.


Key Stage 1
Reception, Years 1 & 2

Morning session

Afternoon Session

9.00am – 12.00pm

1.00pm – 3.10pm

Key Stage 2
Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Morning session

Afternoon Session

9.00am – 12.05pm

1.00pm – 3.15pm