Our School Day
RIVERBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB is currently based at our Knowle Green base - children from both bases can attend from 7.35am, and we will walk the children to Park Avenue base at 8.35am.
KNOWLE GREEN BASE
Start - The school day starts at 8.40am and finishes at 3pm (3.10pm from September 2023). At the beginning of the day, parents should see their children through the school gate into the playground where there will be staff on duty from 8.40am.
During the morning session children will attend Assembly which finishes at 10.40am. This is followed by a playtime of 15 minutes where the children will enjoy some fruit.
Lunchtime - Reception children will have lunch at 11.50am and Year 1 children will have their lunch at 12.20pm. All children will enjoy playtime activities until 1pm.
Ends - The afternoon session finishes at 3pm (3.10pm from September 2023), parents/carers can collect their children from the classroom doors. Please let the teacher know if your child is being collected by an after school club or another adult, who will need to know the collection password set for your child.
PARK AVENUE BASE
Start - The school day starts at 8.40am and finishes at 3.20pm. At the beginning of the day the side gates to both playgrounds and the park gate are open from 8.40am, children will be greeted by staff at the gate until they close at 9am. Classroom doors will be open from 8.40am. Registration will start at 8.50am and will close at 9am.
During the morning session children will attend Assembly which finishes at 10.40am. This is followed by playtime until 11am, children up to year 2 enjoy some fruit and the older children are encouraged to bring a piece of fruit with them to school.
Lunchtime - children will have lunch from 12 noon, second sitting is at 12.25pm. Year 2 children will go to the first sitting and the older children will alternate between the sittings during the school year. All children will enjoy playtime activities until 1pm.
Ends - The afternoon session finishes at 3.20pm, parents and carers of children in Years 2, 3 and 4 can collect their children from the classroom. Children in Years 5 and 6 can leave their classroom to either walk home or meet their parent/carers, provided you have given written permission. Please let your teacher know if your child is being collected by an after school club or another adult, who will need to know the password you have set for your child.
GETTING TO SCHOOL
We would encourage all children to walk to school - there are lots of benefits: it's healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations. We do also have bike racks for those children coming to school on their bikes and scooters. If you need to travel by car, please drive with care and park wisely.
If your child is unwell please complete an online child's illness absence form here. If you are unable to do this please call 01784 227960, press option 1 and leave a message on our absence line with your child's name, class and reason for absence.
Of course, we understand that there are occasionally reasons why children may be late to school, however please remember that it is very unsettling for your child. Persistent lateness will result in further action. If for any reason you will be late collecting your child please telephone the school office to advise what alternative arrangements you have made.