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Our School Day

Timings of the School Day

'Be on time at five to nine'

08.45 Staff on duty on playground, children are welcome onto site

08.50 Doors open, children are welcomed into class.

08.55 Start of the school day, registers taken.

10.45 Morning playtime to 11.00

12.00 Lunch break

13.00 Start of afternoon session, registers taken.

14.05 Afternoon playtime (optional for KS1)

15.10  End of the school day - Reception and Key Stage 1

15.15  End of the school day - Key Stage 2


My child is ill, what should I do?

Parents and carers are required to inform the school if their child is absent and to explain the reason for the absence on or before the first day of absence.  This can be done by phoning the school on  01765 602355 (where a message can be left, the office opens at 8am), by email to admin@riponcathedralschool.org.uk  or by leaving a written note at the school office.  If the absence extends into a subsequent school day then the parent/carer must make renewed contact with the school to confirm continued illness or to advise the school of the expected date that the pupil will return to school.   A written or emailed note is required from the parent or carer explaining the reason for the absence when or before the pupil returns to school. 

 Pupils who have suffered sickness, diarrhoea or a contagious infection must be free of symptoms for 48 hours before returning to school. Full information for when children should return to school following specific illnesses is detailed in the document here PDF icon

If we do not hear about an absence then we will call on the first day of absence by around 9.30am. This is to ensure the safety of our children. 

For the safety of all our children, please keep us informed.