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Our School Day

Riverdale Primary School is open to pupils from 8.45 am to 3.15 pm. This provides a total opening time for pupils of 32.5 hours per week. Break times will normally be on the playground, weather permitting, and on the field in warm, dry weather.

Arriving at School

Children should arrived between 8:30am and 8:45am as lessons start promptly at 8:45am, only 5 minutes a day means 25 minutes of learning lost a week, 150 minutes every half term.

Late Arrivals

Please note that as part of our Attendance Policy children who arrive 30 minutes after the start of the school day will result in an unauthorised absence mark against their attendance.


If your child is unwell and has to stay off school, you must inform the school for the reason of the absence.  If you child is absent and we have not had a reason by 9.00am we are required to phone you to check up on the reason why your child is not in school.

If we don’t know the reason, then this will be counted as an unauthorised absence, the number of which is monitored very closely by the school and the Education Social Worker.


If your child has an appointment during the school day you will need to inform the school office when they will be collected. Pupils should return to school after their appointment where possible.


School are unable to authorise holidays due to Department for Education Legislation.

Personal Details

Please make sure we hold up to date emergency contact numbers, where you can be contacted, should your child have an accident or become ill whilst at school.

School Timetable

ClassMorningLunch TimeAfternoon
Nursery8:30am – 11:30am11:45am – 12:45pm12:15pm-3:15pm
Reception, KS1 & KS28:45am – 12pm12pm – 1pm1pm – 3:15pm

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.