Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401

The school day


The school day for our pupils runs from 8:55am until 3:15pm, including breaks for playtime and lunchtime. Although the regular day ends at 3:15pm, we have many opportunities to stay at school with various clubs which run until 4:15pm. See our Clubs Page for more information on our extra-curricular activities.


Early years and Key Stage One open their doors at 8.45 am for any parents/carers who would like to do ‘Early Morning Work’ with their child. Alternatively, please wait on the playground until the bell sounds at 8.55am for the start of the school day.

Please do not bring your child before 8.45 a.m. unless they have specific curriculum events or classes, as school is unable to facilitate looking after your children whilst in the school playground. Children are admitted into school from 8.55 a.m. A request to withdraw a child during a session must be done in writing or in person. School has procedures for arrival and removal during session times. Please refer to administration staff for details of session attendance.

Foundation Stage join us for whole school Collective Worship on a Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. On Tuesday afternoons we hold family worship in school house groups.


Due to the current situation the school day looks different. We have a new set of times for starting school and finishing for each year group. Please see the attached link to the letter explaining the timings.

Letter to parents - School day changes