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Ridgeway Infant School

Together we can…Think Big, Have Fun, Learn More!


Ridgeway Infant School, Uplands Avenue, Littleover, Derby DE23 1GG

01332 760770


The School Day


School begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.20pm for Reception children. 

  • Total number of hours = 32hours 30mins

School begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.25pm for Year 1 and 2 children. 

  •  Total number of hours = 32hours 5mins

The morning attendance register is taken at 8.55am. If children arrive between 8.55am - 9.10am [when registers have closed], children will be recorded as 'late'. If children arrive after 9.10am, children will be recorded as 'late' but also classed as an unauthorised absence.


Each day four main external doors are opened at 8.45am. The parents/carers of drop their child at one of the main doors, any time between 8.45am and 8.55am. All open doors are manned by senior members of staff who will pass on messages to class teachers on parents/carers’ behalf and staff rotate doors each half term. Once the children have entered the building they become the responsibility of the school. Until this time, they remain the responsibility of the parent/carer.  We ask that children are reminded not to use the equipment that has been set up in our outside learning environment or our Sensory Square at the start and end of the day.  Children, parents and carers are welcome to use the Sensory Den, which is our outdoor classroom on the KS1 playground, to shelter or sit in before or after school. Please arrive on time so that lessons can begin on time.  Doors close promptly at 8.55am. After this time, you will need to walk your child to the main school entrance where you will need to sign them in.  


At the end of the school day, doors are opened at 3.20pm for Reception and 3.25pm for KS1 children for collection. Classroom doors close 10 minutes after opening. Any parents/carers arriving after this time will need to walk around to the main school office to collect and sign out their child.  


Main School Office Opening Times 

A member of the Office Team will be available to take calls from 8.15am in the morning and until 4.30pm (Monday - Thursday) and 4pm (Friday). If you need to speak to a member of staff outside of these times, please leave a message and we will respond as soon as possible.


Additional Safety Measures

  • No pushchairs allowed in the school building. 
  • Please do not ride bikes/scooters/e-scooters on school grounds at the start and end of the day.