Ringstead Church of England Primary School

The School Day

Reception &

Key Stage 1


8:45am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 3:15pm

Key Stage 2


8.45am - 12.00pm

1.00pm - 3.20pm

Children should not arrive at school before 8.30am and should leave the school promptly at 3.20pm except when they are staying for a particular club or activity.

A punctual start is important. Children who are late must report to the school office.  The main door will open at 8.40am for children to enter school and settle in their classes before school starts at 8.45am. The gates to the site will all be locked at 8.45am and entrance will be through the pedestrian side gate next to the car park via intercom.

During Covid-19 please see below the times for the school day:

Start time Finish Time Entrance / Exit
Breakfast club 08:00 08:45 Car park gate
EYFS 08:45 12:00 Playground gate
Year 1 and 2 09:05 15:10 Playground gate
Year 3 and 4  08:35 15:00 Playground gate
Year 5 and 6 08:55 15:20 Playground gate
After school club 03:15 17:45 (Mon - Thurs) 17:15 (Fri) Car park gate


There will be staff on the car park gate at the start of breakfast club to welcome your child.
The entrance and exit to the school will continue to be through the lower gate, opposite the
zebra crossing to enable effective social distancing for parents waiting to drop off and collect.
Adults will NOT be able to access the school site. Class teachers will be at the school gate to
take messages but for any longer conversations please e-mail the school office and the
teacher will telephone/e-mail to arrange a conversation. Please take into account social
distancing when waiting to drop off/collect your children.

Children will not be allowed to leave the school premises during school hours unless accompanied by a parent and signed out officially.  If your child is to be collected from school by another adult, the school office will require written authorisation from the parent.