Daily Organisation

Please be aware that due to Covid restrictions, the organisation of the school day has changed. You will find the alternative details on the Organisation page under the Live Info tab.

 

Please encourage your child to cross the road safely.

Nursery

 Session times are as follows: 

Morning session – 8:30am to 11:30am

Doors open at 8:30am and close at 8:40am. Parents and carers are welcome into nursery every afternoon until 8:40am. 

Lunch Session – 11:45am to 12:15pm

Children are welcome to bring a packed lunch from home or parents can order a school cooked lunch. See charging policy for prices. 

Afternoon session – 12:15pm to 3:15pm

Doors open at 12:15pm and close at 12:25pm. Parents and carers are welcome into nursery every afternoon until 12:25pm. 

Nursery children have their own red entry gates at the bottom of Trinity Lane.

Reception & Key stage 1

Timings of the school day:

Reception, Y1 & Y2
9:00am -12pm Doors open at 8:50am and we encourage you to bring your child at this time so they have time to settle themselves in school before the day starts promptly at 9am.
1.00pm - 3.20pm

Children are directly involved in lessons for 23 hours and 20 minutes each week. This excludes times for Collective Worship and breaks. These times are in line with recommendations from the DfE.

Children should enter and leave the school only by the main gate on Trinity Lane or via the iron gate on Coltsgate Hill. For safety reasons they should not enter or leave through the car park gates. 

Children should always be accompanied by Parents/Carers.

Organisation of Classes

Children are taught in mixed ability classes, as follows:

Year Class Name Class Name
Nursery Spa
Reception Ure Skell
Year 1 Laver Bishopton
Year 2 Wakeman Hornblower

All of our Infant classes are named after places and things of interest in Ripon.

Key Stage 2

Timings of the school day:

                       Years 3 & 4                                       Years 5 & 6

                    9:00am - 12.00pm                     9:00am - 12.15pm

                     1.00pm - 3.30pm                        1.15pm - 3.30pm

The school bell rings at 8.55am so that children can be in class ready to begin the morning session promptly at 9.00am.

Children are directly involved in lessons for 23 hours and 20 minutes each week. This excludes times for Collective Worship and breaks. These times are in line with recommendations from the DfE.

Children should only enter and leave the school by the gates at each end of the front playground. For safety reasons they must not enter or leave by the car park gates or across the field.

Children should not arrive before 8.45am as the school cannot take responsibility for children on the premises before this time.

Organisation of Classes

Year  Class Name Class Name
Year 3 Esk Nidd
Year 4 Aire Swale
Year 5 Ribble Wensley
Year 6 Litton Wharfe

All of our Junior classes are named after Yorkshire Dales

Children across all key stages are taught for the majority of the time by their class teacher. Across the week, they may also have some opportunities to benefit from working with other adults in school.  

Collective Worship

Collective Worship takes place every day. As we are a Federation of church schools, collective worship is predominantly Christian in nature and includes prayer. The format of the worship is informal and non-denominational yet in line with the principles and practices of the Church of England.

Under the 1944 Education Act, parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship, by notifying the Headteacher in writing.

Each Friday we hold a ‘CELEBRATION’ assembly where we celebrate children’s achievements in all aspects of school and community life. All parents and friends are warmly invited to attend - please contact the school office for details and times.